National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week took place on November 10-16 this year. Everyday emergency responders across the country work to help save lives at the scene of traffic incidents. Too many are struck on scene and too many die. The goal of National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week is to reach out to every responder, and to every driver, and to every passenger, to make it clear that every person can help protect themselves and first responders.
Every year hundreds of emergency responders experience close calls, or are either struck and injured or killed responding to a traffic incident. That’s why it’s imperative for drivers to move over and slow down when they see flashing lights on the side of the road. If you can steer your vehicle after a crash, move your car out of the way to protect you and first responders.