AAA reminds drivers to stay safe and "Move Over" - Tucson News Now

AAA reminds drivers to stay safe and "Move Over"

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

AAA officials want to remind drivers to stay safe on Arizona interstates, according to a recent press release.

A survey performed by the company revealed that nearly 40 percent of Arizona drivers do not obey the state's "Move Over" law.

"Move Over Arizona" requires drivers to slow down or move over for cars stopped on the shoulder of the interstate, when it's safe to do so.

AAA said because a fair amount of people do not do this, nearly 50 percent of drivers report close calls while performing roadside assistance at least once a week.

In addition, about 34 percent of drivers reported almost being hit one or two times per month.

AAA's vice president Don Nunnari stressed the importance of this law, but said it's only effective when people obey it.

The organization's safety reminder follows a recent fatal crash, which took place along I-10 near 19th Avenue in Phoenix. One of the vehicles involved was a tow truck driver parked on the shoulder, according to officials.

For more information on driver safety, visit AAA.com/trafficsafety.

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