Why You Should Slow Down or Move Over for Emergency Workers Roadside

According to statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, there have been over a 150 law enforcement officers that have lost their lives in the line of duty while on the roadside of American highways since the late 90s.

This is an addition to the 200 or more individuals such as emergency workers that lose their lives roadside every year. In hopes of reducing these fatality rates in all 50 states within the United States have enacted what is known as "Slow Down or Move Over" laws.

These law state that when an emergency vehicle such as a police officer, ambulance driver, or tow driver is roadside with their emergency flashers on passing vehicles are required to merge into the other lane or slow down to 15 miles below the posted speed limit. Unfortunately, not many people are aware of these laws that is why here at Jenkins Nissan we wanted to share them with you in hopes that you will share this information with others.

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