Traffic Incident Response Week is November 11th - 17th
Dearborn, MI—(November 14, 2018) – AAA and First Responder organizations teamed up to highlight the importance of Michigan’s Emergency Vehicle Caution Law – commonly referred to as the Move Over law -- at an event Tuesday morning at the AAA-Auto Club Group Administrative Office Building in Dearborn. The event highlighted the importance of motorists being alert to and moving over for emergency vehicles. Every day across the state emergency responders work to help save lives at the scene of traffic incidents. Each year across the country, hundreds of emergency responders representing fire, law enforcement, emergency medical services, towing and transportation agencies are struck and injured or killed while responding.
To help increase awareness of this traffic safety issue, First Responder vehicles were on display at AAA. Speakers included:
- Joel Ballor, President, Michigan Towing Association
- Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad
- Chief Joe Murray, Dearborn Fire Department
- Mike Prince, Director, Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning
- Lt. Mike Shaw, Michigan State Police
- Scott VerBracken, Vice President, Automotive Services, AAA-The Auto Club Group
Speakers noted that the law requires motorists to move over for stationary emergency vehicles with their lights activated or slow down and pass with caution if it is not possible to safely change lanes.