NY Motorists Reminded To Move Over For Emergency Vehicles
Saturday is National "Move Over Day."
Officials from the State Thruway Authority, State Department of Transportation, State Police and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee held an awareness event today at the Thruway's Herkimer Maintenance Section.
Sally Deming of Little Falls spoke at today's event.
Her husband Ronald Deming was a Thruway maintenance worker who was killed in October 2016 after being struck while helping remove a stranded vehicle on the highway shoulder.
New York's Move Over Law requires motorists to slow down and safely move over when approaching emergency or hazard vehicles that are stopped along roadways.
"Police, highway workers, tow truck drivers and emergency responders risk their lives every day so that we can drive across New York safely," Governor Cuomo said. "For everyone's sake, I urge motorists to heed the Move Over Law and use common sense. When you see an emergency or hazard vehicle along the highway, slow down and have the courtesy to move your vehicle over a lane to give those brave men and women room to work."
State Police issued over 13,000 Move Over Law Violations in 2018.