Slow Down, Move Over Laws

These Resources summarize the content and status of “Slow Down, Move Over” Laws in the United States.

"It's No Picnic Out Here" PSA

This video is a 30 second public service announcement reminding the public that responders are doing hard and dangerous work to keep roads safer and that they should slow down and give responders room to work safely. The format available here is WMV for PC. For other versions, including QuickTime for Mac, please visit the "It's No Picnic Out Here" PSA page: http://www.respondersafety.com/NoPicnic.aspx

Upload Date: 12/21/2012


"Slow Down Move Over" PSA

This video is a 30 second public service announcement encouraging the public to slow down and move over when they see responders working on the roadway. The format available here is WMV for PC. For other versions, including QuickTime for Mac, please visit the "Slow Down Move Over" PSA page: http://www.respondersafety.com/SDMO.aspx

Upload Date: 12/21/2012


10 Tips Move Over Resource

10 Practical Tips for Responding and Operating on Roadway and Highway Incidents.

Upload Date: 1/13/2020


Distracted Driving Awareness Poster

A poster of safe driving and anti-distracted driving messages for public education.

Upload Date: 4/4/2022


In Our Boots PSA: Generic 2021 Stats

Description: Thirty-second slow down, move over PSA showing what it’s like to operate on the roadway next to high speed traffic, highlighting emergency responder struck-by LODD statistics in 2021 combined with slow down move over and anti-distracted driving messages.

Upload Date: 3/4/2022


In Our Boots PSA: Mike Cox

One-minute slow down, move over PSA featuring Mike Cox, a firefighter who survived being struck in the 1998 Pennsylvania Turnpike Incident involving the Lionville Fire Department.

Upload Date: 2/23/2022


In Our Boots PSA: Steve Senn

Description: One-minute slow down, move over PSA featuring Steve Senn, an assistant fire chief who survived being struck in the 1998 Pennsylvania Turnpike Incident involving the Lionville Fire Department.

Upload Date: 2/23/2022


Map of State Move Over Laws

This color-coded map indicates the U.S. states with Move Over laws. Courtesy of AAA.

Upload Date: 12/2/2010


Move Over Slow Down Media Advisory

A customizable media advisory template to help PIOs and public educators get the word out about Move Over Laws.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


Move Over. It’s the Law. Factsheet

Move Over laws factsheet Q&A. Courtesy of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Upload Date: 3/24/2022


Safe Driving Pledge

A written pledge for drivers to sign that commits them to avoid emergency scenes, move over and slow down, leave their phone alone, stay alert, follow traffic control instructions, and refrain from “D” driving.

Upload Date: 4/4/2022


Sarah’s Story

The Monroe County Intermediate School District (Michigan) in collaboration with the 1st District Court of Monroe, MI produced this public service video describing the experience of a struck by incident from the perspective of a teen driver who hit an emergency responder. Sarah’s Story was produced in 2005 and its content reflects Michigan traffic laws at that time.

Upload Date: 11/12/2021


Social Media PSA Move Over Slow Down

A short video Public Service Announcement on Move Over Laws meant to be shared on social media.

Upload Date: 7/17/2018


State Slow Down, Move Over Laws Summary Chart

This chart summarizes the Slow Down, Move Over laws in U.S. states, with code citations and vehicle types covered by the statute. Compiled by AAA. As laws do change, please confirm any citation is current when you access it.

Upload Date: 3/24/2022


Struck-By Survivor Stories Video

What happens after an emergency responder is struck by a vehicle? Five emergency responders changed forever by a struck by experience tell their stories.

Upload Date: 7/6/2022


The Past, Present, and Future of Responder Safety at Roadway Incidents

This paper summarizes the proceedings of a workshop convened by the Emergency Responder Safety Institute during the 2018 National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week to envision the future of roadway incident response safety and traffic incident management and as a Twenty Year Review of the original 1999 White Paper "Protecting Emergency Responders on the Highway".

Upload Date: 4/17/2019


Train the Trainer: How to Give Effective Distracted Driving Presentations Webinar

This “How to Give Effective Distracted Driving Presentations” webinar from ResponderSafety.com and EndDD.org, delivered by Joel Feldman, covers strategies for addressing the distracted driving problem, how to talk to students about the risks of distracted driving, and how to craft distracted driving public education programs to reach the wider community. The webinar pays particular attention to the high school level because young adult and teen drivers are at increased risk.

Upload Date: 5/20/2022


Visitors Center Loop

This video loop is meant to be used at Visitors Centers. It contains PSAs for: Slow Down Move Over, It’s No Picnic Out Here, Move It, and Leave Your Phone Alone.

Upload Date: 8/6/2018


Watch Out Behind You!

A full operations level training program that may be taught in modules. Suggested presenters should be at least a level one instructor. Suggested teaching time is 4 hours total.

Upload Date: 9/6/2013

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