This video from the Ct State Police, taken by a cruiser on I95 in Fairfield on Thanksgiving night, highlights the dangers that first responders face every time they respond to a major thoroughfare.
State Police remind motorists to move over and slow down, when there are emergency vehicles, tow trucks, or construction vehicles on the shoulder. The Connecticut State Move Over Law “requires motorists approaching stationary emergency vehicles to immediately slow to a speed below the posted speed limit, and if traveling in the lane adjacent to an emergency vehicle, move over one lane, unless it is unreasonable or unsafe to do so. As defined by law, ‘emergency vehicles’ include ambulances, fire vehicles, law enforcement vehicles, highway maintenance vehicles or licensed wreckers.”
This incident shows the dangers of the being stopped on the highway, State Police said.