TowZone Posted August 31, 2020 Share Posted August 31, 2020 ‘Move-Over’ law operation Monday on Ben White Blvd emphasizing tow trucks AUSTIN (KXAN) — From 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday, be on the lookout for a tow truck along Ben White Boulevard, and make sure to move over or slow down for it. The Austin Police Department is conducting an operation to enforce the “Move-Over” law that requires drivers to either move over a lane away from responding emergency vehicles (including tow trucks) or slow down to 20 mph below the posted speed limit. APD says research from the American Automobile Association says a tow truck operator is killed once every six days responding to disabled vehicles along roadways, and just recently a tow truck operator was killed on Interstate 35 in Kyle. A highway enforcement detective and officers working overtime are carrying out the operation, APD says. APD is partnering with A&A Wrecker and Recovery, who donated the use of a tow truck and disabled vehicle. The goal of the operation is to “bring awareness to the law and encourage compliance in the future,” APD says. RESOURCE LINK with video Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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