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The following story, adopted from alt_driver, highlights the importance of the move-over law in a most profound way.
We encourage you to read through this story and watch the video at the end.
It's the precise type of situation Guard Rail Angels seeks to prevent and reduce. And if you're a tow truck operator, a maintenance worker, or policeman, the following story and video will be all too familiar, unfortunately.
An officer was getting out of his car on Highway 20 near Webster City,...
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March 31 2017
The following heartbreaking story, while not directly SDMO-related, is still very relevant to our mission here at GRA due to the tragic circumstances surrounding it. Namely, traffic safety.
In my opinion, there doesn't appear to be much wrong doing on anyone's part. From what I can gather, this is simply a tragic accident in it's purest form. My only hope is that whoever reads this, is nudged by it to pay closer attention to the road, to their jobs, and to their children. Let's not let these precious lives be...
If you're a regular reader of ours, you already know what "running blocker" means, but for those who don't, allow us to explain...
Running Blocker refers to the proper positioning of first response vehicles at a traffic incident scene (TIS) to ensure that the scene remains safe for everyone working within it.
This could include shutting lanes down entirely, to partially blocking a lane, to employing many advance warning & signal vehicles far before motorists happen upon the incident scene itself.
From police, to tow truck drivers, to fire and EMS, a traffic incident scene can be a literal death trap...
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We're always ecstatic here at GRA to find new SDMO awareness content online, but the following video really is something special. Video at end of article after ads ⬇️
Produced with the assistance of the Howell Township Police Department and Certified Auto Mall of Howell, the video not only helps spread SDMO awareness to the general public, but outlines what our first responder family in New Jersey is doing to help EACH OTHER stay alive at traffic incident scenes.
This is precisely the kind of cross-industry unity we strive to foster at...
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Every once in awhile, we run across a news story that shakes us to our core. This one is no exception.
If you've been following our work for any length of time at all, you know that our entire reason for being is encouraging the selfless act of "running blocker" amongst tow truck operators, police, and others, in an attempt to reduce the number of roadside casualties resulting from the collisions caused by motorists failing to heed their state's respective SDMO (Slow Down Move Over) law.
Simply put...as a police officer,...