Crash responder safety week is reminder for Nevada motorists to drive safely

  • Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune
  • Published: 11/16/2023 12:00 AM

The Nevada Department of Transportation and Nevada State Police are reminding motorists to drive attentively, slow down and move over for traffic response vehicles during national Crash Responder Safety Week, held Nov. 13-17. Governor Lombardo has proclaimed the week Crash Responder Safety Week in Nevada, recognizing the law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel, road maintenance crews, public service utility workers, and tow operators who place themselves in danger while performing valuable, life-saving work on Nevada’s roadsides. Traffic incidents are the primary cause of death for police officers and emergency medical responders nationwide, with 51 roadside first responders struck and killed last year on the nation’s roads.


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