Slow Motion, America
February 25, 2010
Seventy-one percent of all Americans haven’t heard of the Move Over Law, which requires you either move over to the neighboring lane or slow down to below 20 mph below the speed limit while passing an emergency roadside vehicle with flashing lights.
Why this new law, effective in forty-seven states as of January 1, 2010?
According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 154 police officers have been struck and killed by motor vehicles while roadside since 1999. Our need for safety supersedes our need for speed.
So the next time you see those flashing lights, move it over and slow it down. You could save a life. What better way to do that than in slow style?