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Released: 11/8/2018 

DRPA Participant in National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

Campaign goal is to raise awareness about the dangers emergency responders face every day

The Delaware River Port Authority, in coordination with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), is joining forces with several other transportation agencies to participate in National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week. 

The goal of the campaign, which runs from November 11th-17th, is to raise awareness about the dangers emergency responders face at traffic incidents.

The DRPA wants to remind drivers to move over and slow down to protect emergency responders (public works, fire, law enforcement, tow, EMS, transportation, etc.) 

Every minute of every day, emergency responders across the country work tirelessly to help save lives at the scene of traffic incidents. Every year, hundreds of emergency responders are struck and either injured or killed while responding. 

Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey have passed Move Over Laws, which require motorists to “Move Over” and change lanes to provide a safe distance for law enforcement officers or other responders on roadsides. 

You are asked to remember that “Traffic Incident Response is Everybody’s Responsibility!” 

For more information about National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week, visit http://timnetwork.org/traffic-incident-response-awareness-week/

 

 


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