3rd annual "Slow Down Move Over" event at Little Salt Wash Park

Published: Aug. 10, 2019 at 5:13 PM MDT
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Today first responders, tow operators, and roadside workers gathered for the third annual "Slow Down Move Over," event at Little Salt Wash Park.

Officials with Slow Down Move Over say they want to bring awareness to the law that states that drivers must go slow and move into the next lane when there are flashing lights on the side of the road.

Often, drivers aren't aware of the law and it has caused accidents and sometimes even fatalities in the past.

At the event, there were different vendors and activities and raffles for the community to get involved in, to learn more about this law.

"It's very crucial that people pay attention to what's going on on the roadway. There have been two occurrences that I've been personally involved. One where I've been hit about five years ago and I'm still in treatment because of it," says Colorado State Patrol Dan Chermok. "It's definitely changed my life since then.”

Officials at the event say one tow truck operator is killed every six days, and one law enforcement, as well as roadside crew, is killed every month.