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Released: 11/14/2022 


Slow Down & Move Over

The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) is joining forces with transportation agencies across the nation to participate in Crash Responder Safety Awareness Week.

The campaign’s goal, which runs from November 14th-18th, is to raise public awareness about the dangers emergency responders face at traffic incidents.

The campaign reminds drivers to move over and slow down to protect emergency responders representing fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, towing and transportation agencies.

Every minute of every day, emergency responders across the country work tirelessly to help save lives at the scene of traffic incidents. Every year, hundreds of emergency responders are struck by other vehicles in the process and are either injured or killed.

Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey have “Move Over Laws,” requiring motorists to “move over” and change lanes to provide greater separation of distance for law enforcement officers or other responders working on roadsides.

It is a reminder to every driver to move over and slow down to protect and respect our roadside heroes by spreading awareness and encouraging action through social media activity.



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