Q&A - Slow Down, Move Over Education
I’m a professional driver on the Island,I have been driving since the mid 60s and have logged many accident free kms. My interest in writing is the “slow down, move over law." I have done it for decades. Not enough drivers seem to be aware of it.
The signs posted on the highways are difficult to read at 120kmh the most prominent portion of them is a red and blue light on top of a sedan.
Drivers I’ve seen almost always move to the next lane for police officers. Yesterday, on hi way 19, north of Qualicum Beach, there was a tow truck operator picking up a car on the shoulder. 8 drivers ahead of me maintained speed in the curb lane. I was the only one to move left.
A few weeks ago, I shredded a left side trailer tire on a tried trailer. I pulled to the shoulder and as I walked to inspect the damage 5 0r 6 vehicles went by at over 100kmh inches from me.
We need education of the public.
I have seen a tow truck operator on hwy 19 with a sandwich board with SLOW DOWN, MOVE OVER on it and it worked.
I would like to start a campaign where owners of commercial vehicles, tow companies, mechanical service vehicles, and tire service vehicles all have decals on the rear of trucks and trailers or sandwich boards to remind people of the law.
IT’S THE LIVES THAT MATTER HERE!
I need help in getting this started. can you suggest anyone to speak with?
Some I’ve thought of;
- BC Trucking Assn
Not sure who I would talk to though.