A deadly accident on Interstate 10 in Phoenix is a sad reminder of the importance of moving over for first responders, drivers and emergency roadside personnel.
Arizona’s “Move Over Law” requires drivers to slow down or move over one lane, when it is safe to do so, including motorists and emergency roadside that are pulled over on the side of a freeway or highway.
50 percent of drivers have reported that they were almost hit when trying to perform some type of roadside maintenance to their cars.
AAA Arizona did a survey of their fleet drivers on the Move Over Law.
Those fleet drivers reported that almost 40 percent of drivers did not obey the state's Move Over Law.
So much of our driving on the public roadways is observation and common sense.
When someone is pulled over to the side of the road, it is just so much safer to give them a little more room.
Now in Arizona, it is not just the prudent thing to do, it is the LAW. WE all need to be aware, be more careful and be more cognizant.
Sometimes it is not possible to do so (i.e. heavy traffic). At that point, slow down a little. Someone is having a bad day. Don’t make it worse for them, you and everyone.
Slow down a bit, and move over if you can.