SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. Too many lives are lost on the highways when an important law isn’t followed.
A spirit ride was hosted by Baas 24 Hour Towing to remember the lives that are lost when motorists don’t pull over in emergency situations on highways.
Representatives of police, fire, EMS and towing came together in support of their fallen first responders.
The biggest issue is over 60% of people aren’t sure of what the move over law is.
“It’s too take care of and help these people by starting moving over on the highways,” said William Shammel, Owner of Baas 24 Hour Towing. “Give these first responders and tow trucks some room so we can maybe quit losing lives out there.”
In the beginning of 2017, the Spirit ceremonial casket was relayed in over 140 cities nationwide.
By the end of 2018 following the statistics thus far, it will be relayed in over 300 cities with over 10,000 tow trucks, EMS, police vehicles and fire trucks.
Within this ceremony, a song was dedicated saying bless the spirit riders and passed a baton in remembrance of the lives lost.
“This way, we don’t as first responders have to pay as much close attention in moving traffic, which we still do, but not as drastic and that way maybe we can free our time up,” explained Shammel.
To help prevent more fatalities, you can move over a lane when you see first responders on the side of the road.
For more information on the Spirit Ride, you can visit their website at SpiritRide.com