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Idaho: Caldwell Police to Aggressively Enforce ‘Move Over' Law’
Police officials have asked nicely for motorists to slow down and move to the farthest possible lane when they see officers performing traffic stops on the side of the road. But starting Friday, Caldwell Police Sgt. Doug Winfield said, they’ll be aggressively handing out tickets along Blaine Street and Cleveland Boulevard to anyone who fails to comply with Idaho’s “move over law.”
Wisconsin: I-94 Tragedy Evolves Into Cause for 'Move Over' Law
More signs, awareness and higher fines equals greater highway safety for emergency workers. That's the goal of family and friends of Nathan Walsh, a tow truck operator from Osseo killed Oct. 20 on Interstate 94 while working with a disabled vehicle.
New Zealand: Police Officer Hit by Car at Checkpoint
A police officer has been hit by a car during a checkpoint operation in Hawke's Bay. The officer was breath testing drivers on Farndon Road at 12.30am today when a car crossed the centre line and hit the policeman. Police say the driver then sped off.
Canada: Ontario Provincial PoliceAssociation Launches "Move Over" Campaign
The Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) launched a new campaign this morning showing the human costs of failing to slow down and move over for stopped emergency vehicles.
Canada: Nova Scotia Motorists are Ignoring ‘Move Over’ Law
Emergency responders say Nova Scotia drivers are not slowing down when driving past them, despite laws meant to protect them from speeding traffic. Police in Halifax have issued almost 400 tickets this year to motorists who come too close to emergency vehicles, which is a violation of the province’s “move over” law.
Kentucky: Driver Plows Through Traffic Checkpoint, Nearly Misses Trooper
A traffic checkpoint proves dangerous for a Kentucky State Trooper, after he's almost hit by a speeding motorist. KSP was doing a checkpoint on the US 60 bypass at highway 431 early Sunday morning. Troopers say Ryan Clark was driving at a high rate of speed, passed through the checkpoint and almost hit a trooper.
Australia: Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Police Officer
A police officer issuing a speeding ticket in Queensland has been struck by a car allegedly driven by a drunk driver. The Sunshine Coast officer was issuing an infringement notice on the Maroochydore Road at Kuluin about 7.10pm on Tuesday when another car allegedly veered across the lane and clipped him with the side mirror. Another story can be found at: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/officer-injured-after-being-struck-by-stolen-car-20141217-128uaq.html
New York: 'Inattentive Driver' Injures Fire Policeman at Fishkill Car Crash Scene
A Rombout fire police officer was injured at the scene of a two-car crash in Fishkill Sunday night, while he was responding to the accident, said Kevin Barry, public information officer for Rombout Fire Company. The Rombout fire police officer was arriving on the scene when he was rear-ended by another driver, an "inattentive motorist," who wasn't "paying attention," a common cause of firefighter and police injury at the scenes of accidents, Barry said.
Oklahoma: Car Hits Fire Truck On Scene Of Multi-Vehicle Crash
Police said a car crashed into a fire truck that was on the scene of a multi-vehicle collision in southwest Oklahoma City, Monday morning. According to Oklahoma City police, emergency crews responded to a three-vehicle collision at Interstate 44 and S.W. 149th Street. However, as crews worked to clear the scene of that collision, another car struck a fire truck.
Australian Firefighter Dies After Being Struck by Fire Truck
A Country Fire Service (CFS) volunteer responding to a grass fire has been killed after being hit by a fire truck in South Australia's south-east. The incident happened about 4:30pm on the Southern Ports Highway at Rendelsham, 12km north-west of Millicent. Police said the man was standing behind his CFS ute on the highway preparing to fight the fire when the CFS fire truck hit him. The man died at the scene, police said. Another story can be found at: https://au.gwn7.yahoo.com/w1/news/a/-/local/25729846/second-firefighter-death-within-weeks-in-sa-investigation-starts/
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