Roadside workers plead with public to move over
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“Anyone canada goose outlet online who changes a tire on a highway is very courageous, very brave,” said Sam Gillespie, owner of Sam’s Roadside Service. “They know they might not come home at the end of the day.”
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“It’s tragic, but it’s definitely not surprising,” Gillespie said of the incident. “We’re on canada goose outlet the highway canada goose outlet shop everyday, we see close canada goose store calls, and I’m surprised it actually doesn’t happen more.”
Roadside service cheap canada goose workers like Gillespie outfit their trucks canada goose outlet jackets with flashing lights, hoping drivers see them and move over. However, that canada goose outlet canada doesn’t always happen.
“I had my emergency lights on and a big semi, I don’t know how fast, he had to be doing over 70 miles per hour, came through and his trailer hit canada goose outlet uk sale me and he kept on going,” said Mark Logue, a roadside assistance worker and owner of “Angel on Wheels.”
Logue was working alongside I 69 near Anderson around three weeks ago when a Canada Goose Online semi truck swiped him. canada goose coats It was dark outside and Logue was putting tools into the back of his truck when the truck hit his car. Three Canada https://www.kabbalah-arizal.nl Goose online weeks later, the damage is still there. Luckily, so is he.
“$2,600 worth of damage, but thankfully I came out with my life,” said Logue.
Both roadside workers feel that drivers are aware of the move over law, but too often they’re just not paying attention. Instead they’re texting or even dozing off.
“Unfortunately it takes a tragic reminder like this one to get people to be canada goose clearance talking about it and thinking about it,” said Sgt. John Perrine with the Indiana State Police.
Last month, police began targeting drivers for distracted driving and failing to move over and slow down. In total they pulled over more than 300 drivers and passed out 115 tickets.
“It’s not just the law, it’s the courtesy,” Perrine said. “As a human being, you canada goose uk outlet should have courtesy for another human canada goose uk black friday being who’s on the side of the road to slow down and move over for them.”.