The Missouri State Highway Patrol has designated Saturday, October 26, 2021, as National Move Over day in an effort to remind drivers to do their part in protecting emergency personnel working on the side of the road.
Three people were killed in 2020 and 51 were injured in 231 traffic crashes that involved parked emergency vehicles that were displaying emergency lights, according to the Patrol.
Reports so far this year say one person has died and 46 have been injured in traffic crashes through 2021.
A release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Public Safety says, “Emergency vehicles include Highway Patrol, police, sheriff, fire department, coroner or medical examiner, ambulance, tow truck, MoDOT, public utility, corrections officers, National Guard civil support team, and those vehicles carrying equipment to save lives at a traffic crash or incidents involving a hazardous substance.”
The MSHP reminds the public that many emergency personnel groups serve the public and are often seen on the side of the road.
You’re asked to give them space to work that they need because it’s the law.
View the full release here.