Law enforcement officers in Henderson County are calling on drivers to watch out for emergency vehicles. A recent incident in Utah involving a trooper who was struck while responding to a vehicle is raising concern for first responders in North Carolina. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, Henderson County Deputy Frank Towler has seen several close calls. Motorists in North Carolina are reminded to obey the Move Over Law, which was enacted to protect first responders.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA's) "Move Over, It's The Law" Campaign is aimed at raising awareness about the importance of moving over for law enforcement officers and other roadside workers. Public safety officials risk their lives on the roads in North Carolina and across the nation everyday, and motorists need to move over when they see flashing lights.