Roadside Dangers Given National Day of Acknowledgement
Oct. 17, 2019—The California Tow Truck Association will join over a dozen other States on Oct. 19, to raise public awareness of Move Over laws and the roadside dangers that towing operators and emergency responders face daily.
In the U.S., one tow operator is killed in the line of duty every six days.
A National Safety Commission survey indicated that 71 percent of U.S. drivers are unaware of Move Over laws. In addition, the national increase in distracted driving continues to place towing operators in mortal danger as they seek to help others in distress.
The California Tow Truck Association has planned a tow truck/first responder vehicle parade route and event in Los Angeles (Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area), San Francisco (San Leandro Marina) and Cloverdale (Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds).