A roadside breakdown and being stranded on the side of the highway is every driver’s nightmare, but when it does happen tow truck professionals bravely come to their rescue. Unfortunately, a tow truck professional’s job can quickly turn deadly when drivers don’t follow safety laws or drive while distracted. HONK Technologies, an on-demand mobility and roadside assistance platform is doing its part to help raise awareness of nationwide ‘Move Over’ laws in an effort to further protect the safety of tow truck professionals and other emergency first responders.
‘Move Over’ laws vary by state, but in general, they specify when drivers see emergency vehicles stopped on the side of the highway, they should slow down, and when safe, move over to vacate the lane next to the stopped vehicle(s) to provide safe clearance to law enforcement, emergency first responders, and tow truck professionals. It is estimated that 50 percent of Americans are not aware of ‘Move Over’ laws* – HONK wants to help change that.
“Our Service Provider Network of tow truck professionals is our biggest asset and we want to do everything we can to keep them safe”
explains Corey Brundage, HONK’s Founder and CEO. HONK interacts with thousands of drivers on a daily basis through their roadside assistance app and if education to them about ‘Move Over’ laws could save just one life, that would be a huge win for everyone.
Motorists should check out the laws in their states – Be in the know! Every driver has a part to play in keeping law enforcement, emergency first responders, and tow truck professionals safe.
HONK Partners – pick up a bumper sticker next time you see the HONK Team, we’re at all the tow shows.
*National poll by Mason Dixon Polling & Research, sponsored by the National Safety Commission