(Jefferson County) Saturday, October 16th has been designated National Move Over Day to remind drivers to help protect emergency personnel working on the side of the road.
Lieutenant Eric Brown with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says slow down and move over anytime you see emergency vehicles on the side of the road.
Lieutenant Brown says a trooper’s vehicle that was parked on the side of the road was recently hit.
In 2020, three people were killed and 51 injured in the 231 traffic crashes involving parked emergency vehicles displaying emergency lights.
Preliminary statistics indicate there have been 168 traffic crashes resulting in one person being killed and 46 injured thus far in 2021.
Missouri’s law directs motorists to proceed with caution and yield the right-of-way when possible upon approaching a stationary vehicle displaying lighted red or red and blue lights, or a stationary vehicle displaying lighted amber or amber and white lights.