You're driving along I-85 through Salisbury, when you notice a broken-down car on the side of the road, and a tow truck pulled up next to it with its flashers on. What do you do?

Most cars ahead of you whizz past the truck at full speed, and it is all the way onto the shoulder, out of traffic, so there's no danger—right?

Actually, though the majority of Americans don't know it, every state, including North Carolina, has a Move Over law. When you see an emergency vehicle pulled over on the side of the road, you are supposed to change lanes to give them more room, if possible. When moving over isn't possible due to too much traffic, slow down to about 15 mph below the posted speed limit.

Roughly 200 roadside workers are killed on the job each year because of failure to comply with this law. The main problem is lack of awareness, so spread the word, and lead by example the next time you see a tow truck on the side of the road!

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