Move Over, America: National Campaign Launches Effort Educating Drivers to "Move Over" and Protect Officers on Roadways.WASHINGTON -- More than 150 U.S. law enforcement officers have been killed since 1997 after being struck by vehicles along America's highways, according to according to
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The memorial was established by an Act of Congress in 1984, and dedicated on October 15, 1991. Fund. To lower that deadly toll, a new coalition of traffic safety and law enforcement groups is launching a nationwide public awareness campaign to protect emergency personnel along our nation's roadsides.
"Move Over, America" is a partnership of the National Safety Commission, the National Sheriffs' Association The National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) is a U.S. non-profit trade association dedicated to raising the level of professionalism among U.S.sheriffs, their deputies and others in the fields of criminal justice and public safety. and the National Association of Police Organizations. The campaign is the first nationally coordinated effort to educate Americans about "Move Over" laws and how they help protect the law enforcement officers who risk their lives protecting the public.
According to a national poll by Mason Dixon Polling & Research, sponsored by the National Safety Commission:
* 71 percent of Americans have not heard of "Move Over" laws;
* 86 percent support enacting "Move Over" laws in all 50 states; and
* 90 percent believe traffic stops and roadside emergencies are dangerous for law enforcement and first responders first responder First response personnel Emergency medicine A person employed in the public sector–EMT, fire fighter, police, volunteer EMS–whose duties include provision of immediate medical care in the event of an emergency; FRs have basic emergency .
The poll was conducted among 625 registered voters from June 23-25. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent. [For inquiries regarding the poll's methodology, please contact Brad Coker of Mason Dixon at 904-261-2444].
Forty states have passed "Move Over" laws, which require motorists to "Move Over" and change lanes to give safe clearance to law enforcement officers on roadsides. If drivers can't change lanes or are driving on a two-lane road, they must slow down at least 20 m.p.h. under the posted speed limit. If drivers do not move over or slow down, officers can and do write citations.
"When America's law enforcement officers pull over a motorist, they put their lives at risk. The last thing they need to be worried about is being struck by a bad driver, but that's one of the gravest dangers they face today," said Ken Underwood, president of the National Safety Commission. "Americans must know that they are required by law to move over and keep our state troopers Troopers in the United States civilian police forces usually refer to members of state highway patrols, state patrols, or state police agenciess. , police officers and sheriff's deputies safe."
"Move Over, America" has produced a dramatic television public service announcement that will be distributed to broadcast affiliates and cable across the country, calling on drivers to obey Obey can refer to:
In South Florida on Feb. 15, 2006, Broward County Deputy Sheriff Ryan Seguin was struck and killed by a motorist as he and his partner made a traffic stop on Interstate in·ter·state
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"Ryan was the best son a man could ever ask for: a good man and an exceptional deputy," said Phil Seguin, Ryan's father and a former Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale (lô`dərdāl), residential, commercial, and resort city (1990 pop. 149,377), seat of Broward co., SE Fla., on the Atlantic coast; settled around a fort built (c.1837) in the Seminole War, inc. 1911. police officer. "Police work is dangerous business and every law enforcement officer knows the risks of the job. But deaths like Ryan's could be prevented if people just pay attention and obey the law. That's the real message here."
The "Move Over, America" television public service announcement can be viewed online at www.MoveOverAmerica.com, as can an interactive state-by-state map listing the laws in all 50 states.
"Too many motorists still do not understand the importance of 'Move Over,' which is the law in Virginia," said Sheriff Charles E. Jett of Stafford County Stafford County is the name of two counties in the United States:
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"Our nation's law enforcement professionals put their lives on the line to protect our citizens," said Bill Johnson Bill Johnson may refer to:
The partners of the "Move Over, America" Campaign demonstrate its deep reach and significance.
The National Safety Commission, which operates online driving safety courses through www.LowestPriceTrafficSchool.com, is America's leader in driver safety training, providing courses to consumers and businesses in every state and in more than a dozen countries.
The National Sheriffs' Association is dedicated to raising the level of professionalism professionalism
the upholding by individuals of the principles, laws, ethics and conventions of their profession. among sheriffs, their deputies and other criminal justice professionals, providing information, technical assistance, professional development opportunities and congressional advocacy.
The National Association of Police Organizations is the strongest unified voice supporting law enforcement officers in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , representing more than 2,000 police unions and associations and 238,000 sworn law enforcement officers, whose interests NAPO serves to advance through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education.