U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Slow Down, Move Over Resolution
Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today applauded Senate passage of the bipartisan “Slow Down, Move Over” resolution late last year. The resolution raises awareness for Slow Down, Move Over state laws to reduce struck-by-vehicle injuries and fatalities and to recognize the important role fire and rescue personnel, emergency medical services personnel, law enforcement officers, tow truck operators, and transportation workers play in road safety. Whitehouse signed onto the resolution, which was led by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).
The Slow Down, Move Over resolution is inspired by Corey Iodice, a tow truck operator for his family’s business, who was tragically struck and killed on the Merritt Parkway in Connecticut in 2020 while assisting a driver. Following his death, his sister Cindy Iodice launched Flagman, a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness and educating drivers about the roadside dangers faced by first responders and highway workers.
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