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Tow truck driver highlights "Move Over" law (SC)


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Tow truck driver highlights "Move Over" law in wake of I-85 accident


ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Tow truck driver David Hatley points to an American flag with a yellow stripe. He explains that much like law enforcement and firefighters, tow truck drivers have a brotherhood. 


He said when one driver is hit, it resonates with every driver no matter the company. 


"You're terrified that you lost a tow brother. That's how he felt after he saw this," Hatley said. "These guys are competition during the day, but we're still a brotherhood."


That's why he was upset to see a picture of an accident come out of Anderson County. 


Troopers said an 18-wheeler rear ended Tinsley's Towing Truck along I-85 late Wednesday morning. 


"This is happening way too often and on average, a tow truck driver is killed every six days," Hatley said. 


Hatley said he during the 100 deadly days of summer, he would like to see more tickets being written for those who don't follow the "Move Over" Law. Troopers said it's important to reduce your speed by at least 20 miles an hour. Troopers said the driver of the tractor trailer was charged following the accident. 


"Just please be aware of your surroundings," said Hatley. "Pretend this truck is your family that's driving it. Wouldn't you want them to come home tonight?" 



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