Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Changes to Washington States "Emergency Zones" Law

Changes to Washington States "Move Over" law went into effect on January 1, 2011.  The emergency zone law was expanded to apply to Department of Transportation (DOT) crews and tow trucks, as well all emergency response vehicles.  

Last week DOT Cameras and KOMO News captured the following video that clearly illustrates the dangers for first responders on freeway calls.  Thankfully, none of our firefighters, or the driver was injured in this crash.  But this close call is a clear reminder that when you see us out there - "move over & slow down".  We appreciate it!

Be sure and check out this informative Public Service Announcement from the Washington State Patrol regarding changes to the Emergency Zone Law.