Slow Down & Move Over

Behind every first responder is a family waiting for them to come home.

Make the Changes Today

On July 10th, 2018 at 12 pm MST, Omadi and people around the world joined their voices in a Thunderclap Campaign for the #SlowDownMoveOver movement. Our hope and goal is to spread awareness to put an end to this roadside epidemic. It’s every driver’s responsibility to know the laws and follow them. If you’re not doing so already, start slowing down and moving over today.

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1 Tow Operator

Every 6 days

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1 Police Officer

Every Month

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5 Firefighters

Every year

The Numbers are Alarming

According to the statistics, one tow-truck driver is killed on the job every six days. Every month, one law enforcement officer is lost. Every year, five firefighters are killed on the roadside in America. These deaths could largely be avoided if the Slow Down, Move Over laws were abided.

We live in a fast-paced world. Everyone always wants to get everywhere faster. However, no destination or schedule is worth a life. It’s the law to slow down and move over (whenever possible). Doing so could save a life of a dad, mom, brother, sister or friend. Behind every tow truck operator, highway worker, law enforcement officer, firefighter and emergency responder is a family waiting for them to come home.

What Should You Do?

When driving, it’s always important to be aware of your surroundings. It’s especially important to be alert and responsive to sirens and emergency flashing lights of emergency response vehicles. While move over laws varies state by state, they all have the same underlying themes:

  1. When an emergency vehicle(s) are displaying flashing lights, slow down (generally 15-20mph less than the posted speed limit).
  2. If conditions allow, safely vacate the lane closest to the stationary emergency response vehicle(s).

For a complete summary of each State’s Move Over laws, visit https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/move-over-law/

What Should You Do?

When driving, it’s always important to be aware of your surroundings. It’s especially important to be alert and responsive to sirens and emergency flashing lights of emergency response vehicles. While move over laws varies state by state, they all have the same underlying themes:

  1. When an emergency vehicle(s) are displaying flashing lights, slow down (generally 15-20mph less than the posted speed limit).
  2. If conditions allow, safely vacate the lane closest to the stationary emergency response vehicle(s).

For a complete summary of each State’s Move Over laws, visit https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/move-over-law/

Helping Those Left Behind

Omadi is a proud supporter of the Survivor Fund. This fund was created to be a “strong, secure, perpetual offering when tragedies occur.” The fund began in 2007 and has provided support to dozens of families of operators that have had a tragic roadside loss in their lives.

Helping Those Left Behind

Omadi is a proud supporter of the Survivor Fund. This fund was created to be a “strong, secure, perpetual offering when tragedies occur.” The fund began in 2007 and has provided support to dozens of families of operators that have had a tragic roadside loss in their lives.

Help Spread the Word (and the Law)

We need your help to make everyone aware of the slow down, move over laws. Here are some ways that you can help.

Be an Example

Follow the move over laws in your state.

Share this Info

Share this page and talk about why the SDMO movement is important to you while using #SlowDownMoveOver hashtag.

Get Involved

With Slow Down & Move Over rallies.

Enforce the Laws

Let your local city and state leaders know how important the enforcement of the Slow Down & Move Over Law is to you.

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