Atlanta Drivers: Move Over and Slow Down to Save a Life

Atlanta Drivers: Move Over and Slow Down to Save a Life

What do Georgia police officers, tow truck drivers, and highway maintenance workers have in common? They make routine stops on the side of the highway and are often victims of Atlanta accidents caused by passing highway traffic.

When workers are out of their cars on the shoulder of the road, they are often struck by passing cars. This is why Georgia and other states have adopted the Move-Over Law, which requires that drivers of any motor vehicle move over one lane when they see an emergency vehicle parked on the shoulder of the highway.

The following authorized vehicles and workers are those who are in danger of becoming victims of deadly Atlanta crashes if drivers do not move over:

  • Police officers
  • Tow truck operators
  • Emergency responders
  • Paramedics
  • Firefighters
  • Highway maintenance workers
  • DOT workers
  • Construction workers
  • Any roadside emergency vehicle with flashing lights

When cars move over, it gives workers enough room to safely do their jobs. Sadly, more police officers are killed in crashes than any other way, and one in four are killed by passing vehicles while they are outside their patrol cars.

Move over or slow down in order to avoid a deadly Atlanta car accident and save a life.

If you have been hurt in an Atlanta auto accident due to another driver's negligence, please call a skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer to find out your rights to financial recovery. Call Kalka & Baer to schedule a free legal consultation today.

Categories: Auto Accidents