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AAA hopes Michigan drivers resolve to move over for roadside vehicles

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A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, or stop a bad habit. AAA says its hoping Michiganders will make it their resolution to improve road safety.  This, by moving over for vehicles that are stopped on the shoulder of the road

A news release from AAA says on average, one tow truck driver is killed every other week, while working on the roadside. However, the victims also include stranded motorists. Nationwide, nearly 350 people are struck and killed outside disabled vehicles each year.

AAA – The Auto Club Group says its New Year’s resolution is to spread awareness of its “Move Over for Me” campaign…. an effort to educate drivers of existing move over laws and seek opportunities to strengthen them.

Adrienne Woodland, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group says quote, “The roadside is an extremely dangerous place to be for everyone, whether it’s an emergency responder or motorist with a disabled vehicle,” she adds, “Drivers who make the resolution to move over for all vehicles on the roadside, can save lives and help ensure everyone makes it home safely to their families.”

A couple tips from AAA to protect roadside workers and stranded motorists advises drivers to remain alert and avoid distractions. For stranded motorists to stay with their vehicle and turn on their hazards.

Jennifer is an award winning broadcast news journalist with more than two decades of professional television news experience including the nation's fifth largest news market. She's worked as both news reporter and news anchor for television and radio in markets from Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo all the way to San Francisco, California.
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