The road shoulder is a dangerous, even deadly place and that’s where our tow truck operators often find themselves when helping stranded motorists.
Every year, tow truck operators here in Arkansas and around the country are hit and injured and sometimes killed when they’re working on the road shoulder. The other people stopped on the shoulder can be hurt, too.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to pull over to give a lane of distance for an emergency vehicle, you’ll want to slow down first to allow you to safely move over.
- When you are driving on any road, you must always remain alert and focus on the road ahead.
- Keep an eye out ahead of you for stopped vehicles and tow trucks that are parked on the side of the road.
- Slow down to between 10-20 mph less than the recommended speed limit, which will provide you with a safer speed to change lanes.
- If changing lanes is not possible on the road, you’ll want to slow down as much as possible as you pass the vehicle and our operators.
Our operators have a passion for wanting to help others in need, but they also want to go home safely at the end of the day. So please help them and all emergency crews out by slowing down and moving over.