Move Over - Slow Down
Please give us the room to work and help others. Stay alert and undistracted.
As soon as you see lights, vests or reflectors:
CHECK TRAFFIC around you
SLOW DOWN at least 20 MPH below the posted speed limit, more if in bad weather
MOVE OVER - at least one full lane away from the incident (people, vehicles, etc.)
IMMEDIATELY stop phone calls and texting
FOCUS on the situation
While overall on-duty firefighter deaths are on the decline, firefighters struck by vehicles has more than doubled!
EVERYONE WANTs TO GO HOME AT THE END OF THE DAY!
November 30, 2016, Albany, NY
Governor Cuomo Announces Results of "Move Over" Law Enforcement Campaign on the New York State Thruway
"The work performed by these first responders and workers is critical to the safety of our roadways and the motorists who use them. Every precaution must be taken to reduce the danger already inherent in these hazardous jobs and avoid preventable tragedies," Governor Cuomo said. "With this aggressive statewide campaign, we send a clear message that there is zero tolerance for reckless driving that places these essential workers in harm's way."
For more information, go to:https://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/safety/moveoverlaw.html