21 Aug 2014
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Patch Instagram photo by montcopatch
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Emergency Responders Urge Drivers to 'Slow Down, Move Over'

According to the Justice Department, more law enforcement officers die each year in traffic incidents than from any other cause.

In order to remind drivers of their responsibility to pull over when emergency responders are active on the roads,  Respondersafety.com, a website dedicated to protecting emergency responders at roadway incidents, has created a public service announcement to spread their message.

According to the Justice Department, more law enforcement officers die each year in traffic incidents than from any other cause, including shootings. Many of these deaths reportedly occur on the roadside as officers perform their duties.

This public service announcement reminds drives to slow down and move over when they see a public safety responder on the side of the road. The video was produced with funding from the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, the United States Fire Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

 

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