We Still Need You Please to Move Over
Earlier this month, a highway worker was killed while doing his job along a stretch of I-70 in Howard County. Last month two tow truck drivers were killed in separate incidents in Virginia within four days of one another. Many states throughout our country have enacted Move-Over style legislation. Some states have even moved to stricter penalties for offenders and those who cause accidents. There is only so much that can be done at a legislative level. The only thing that will lessen the incidents of drivers carelessly hitting workers and first responders along our roadways is more awareness.
Yes, it is important for drivers to “know the rules,” so to speak. But, it is more important that they care. We still see people speeding in work zones. We still see folks hurrying to pass a few last cars before a merge into a one-lane construction zone. Behavior like this puts lives at risk. Plain and simple. And for what? A couple seconds shaved off a daily commute? We humbly submit that it’s just now worth it.
It’s good to take pride in the bad habits we’ve given up over the years. Smoking. Texting while driving. We’d like you to join us in being more attentive behind the wheel. Less aggressive. More mindful of your surroundings, especially in work zones or when approaching an accident or disabled vehicle. Like, you we all want to make it home to our loved ones today.