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New law will save life on highways

It rarely happens.

Wednesday, November 15, 2000

It rarely happens. But when it does, it ends in tragedy.

When police officers, road crews, even volunteers picking up litter, take to the highway to do their business, they often leave their lives in our hands – the hands of the motoring public.

If caution is not exercised, a car whizzing past the scene of a traffic stop or a construction site can strike a vehicle or a person and cause an even worse accident.

As drivers, we all take care to watch when passing people on the side of the road. Sometimes, though, our attention is not enough.

Remembering the possible danger and keeping that danger to a minimum is not only a law now, but should be a duty.

Move over or slow down for a stopped law enforcement or public safety vehicle.

It will save lives.