Drivers reminded to be aware when emergency vehicles are on the road

MHP cautions drivers to be alert and move over
Posted at 6:11 PM, Apr 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 10:44:37-04

In a social media post, the Montana Highway Patrol reminded drivers to be aware when emergency vehicles are on the roads.

On Sunday, April 17, 2022, a semi jackknifed on Homestake Pass. According to officials, MHP was on scene with emergency lights activated as well as a heavy wrecker with its emergency lights illuminating the scene.

While the tow truck drivers were placing their traffic control signs, another semi collided with the wrecker and nearly hit the tow truck employees who had to dive out of the way.

There’s always been a "Move Over" law in the state of Montana, but after the deaths of two Hanser’s Automotive employees in 2020, the law was changed to also protect tow truck drivers.

The MHP said: "Thank you to Trooper Kayce Milligan for the pictures that help bring awareness to both distracted driving and the Move Over Law."


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