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Central Oregon tow truck drivers deal with close calls on the highways (OR)


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This video is one direct cause first resonders continue to be killed at an alarming rate.  SDMO laws don't protect towers and first responders in Oregon or any state in the US, Mexico and Canada. The newscaster made one specific comment that caught my attention where he said ... "and the Oregon law that's SUPPOSED to protect him." 

 

Costly citations that don't hit motorists square in the pocket won't lead to changing the wrongul or unlawful behavior. While Sergeant Janes clearly suggests enforcement is lacking, giving a verbal warning is like telling my Grandkids to clean their rooms, i.e., no enforcement, no accountability. All that (news) segment did was confirm to Oregon drivers that when they "forget" to slow down and move over, all they'll get is a verbal warning. The message LE sends is deadly wrong.

 

I still believe the best safety consideration is for towers and first responders is is to work OFF the white-line whenever possible because SDMO laws don't work.      R. 

Randall C. Resch

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