Oregon Fire Department raises awareness of ‘National Move Over Day’

  • Source: Oregon Observer
  • Published: 10/22/2021 12:00 AM

National Move Over Day, held Saturday, Oct. 17, was established to raise awareness for the safety of first responders, including tow operators, police, fire, medical and other emergency workers. Wisconsin law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a "safety zone" for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, failure of motorists to move over is one of the reasons that motor vehicle crashes kill more law enforcement officers on duty than any other cause.


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