Congressman Biggs Introduces Resolution to Support States' "Move Over" Laws
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andy Biggs introduced a resolution supporting state “move over” laws, which require drivers to shift lanes away from tow trucks, police, and emergency vehicles whenever it is safe to do so. While recognizing the risks to all individuals engaged in roadside duty, this resolution especially highlights the underreported dangers faced by the towing industry and expresses support for a “National Move Over Law Day,” ideally to be held the third Saturday in October. He released the following statement:
“In 2017, nearly fifty tow truck operators lost their lives in America while performing roadside assistance—a devastating statistic that does not always receive the attention it deserves. These deaths, along with those of police and emergency personnel, are an enormous tragedy. I am happy to see that all fifty states have passed move over laws, and I encourage them to continue educating drivers everywhere to look out for tow truck drivers, first responders, and other people assisting on the road.”
Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.