Clark County Fire District 6 officials say it’s the deadliest job in America: towing disabled cars off the side of the freeway.
In just the past few months, three tow truck drivers were in serious crashes in southwest Washington.
“I think people have been cooped up for so long that they really want to get out and get going and we’ve noticed it,” said David Schmitke, the public information officer and public education coordinator for CCFD6.
On Wednesday, people from AAA Washington, WSP, WSDOT, and local towing companies came together to shoot a public service announcement to remind drivers of the law: to slow down and move over.
“For me, if people don’t do it, we don’t get to go home. We’ve had too many operators hit, a couple struck and killed lately in our local area,” said Jake Beals with Triple J Towing. “We want to go home to our families, too. If you don’t slow down and move over, there needs to be penalties. And it’s not the lives of us that needs to be penalized.”