November 11-17th is National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week. Emergency Responders have our backs every day when they respond to incidents. How can you have theirs? #MoveOverSlowDown#weallgohome#safeincidents •
Pictured: SMPDC hosting a traffic incident management workshop
Nevada law requires drivers to slow down and move over when possible for emergency response vehicles working on the road with lights on.
Why? It helps protect the police, fire and other first responders who protect us.
That also includes slowing and moving over for our NDOT road maintenance vehicles as we clean and maintain state highways.
It’s National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week. #MoveOver so #WeAllGoHome !
Well, it could have been worst...
Its not what we do, but what we are willing to do when called upon
Luckily no one was severely hurt. But its times like these that make me reevaluate my perspective.
I was not the one who got hurt, but it could have been me. We sometimes forget how human we are behind our badge and vest. We forget how vulnerable we are without our belt and gun.
For all those out on the front lines, be safe, be smart. WE ALL GO HOME
DYK-NV law requires that you slow down and move to the far lane when passing an official emergency response vehicle(s) pulled over on the roadside with lights on? And that includes NDOT vehicles working on the roadside. #MoveOver so #WeAllGoHome
NATIONAL MOVE OVER and SLOW DOWN DAY!
Drivers must provide a safety zone for stopped law enforcement, emergency and maintenance vehicles.
To help safeguard law enforcement officers, emergency responders, road maintenance workers, and others who work on the side of highways, Wisconsin has a "Move Over Law." The law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a "safety zone" for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing.
Drivers have two options for creating a safety zone:
If the road has more than one directional lane, like the Interstate, and you can switch lanes safely, you must move over to vacate the lane closest to the law enforcement or other vehicle with its lights flashing.
If the road has a single directional lane or you can't safely move over, you must reduce your speed.
Failure of motorists to move over is one of the reasons that motor vehicle crashes kill more law enforcement officers on duty than any other cause.
People ask sometimes; how have you not picked up SGT yet?
Well, you see I use common sense sometimes, and if I see something that may cause officers or the public to get hurt, well I get very "direct" with admin.
Knife hands happen, the words "Repectfully, sir" followed by passionately explained point that may or may not have examples explaining incompetence happen.
Then I sometimes win, stupidity is avoided, officers and community are better off.
Fast forward 6-12 months and they're on your board.....
Oh well, I like getting dressed up and taking tests! 😂😂
I'd gladly give up rank if it means people go home.