Move Over!This video released by the Knoxville Police Department shows very clearly why everyone needs to pay attention while on the road.
Video opens in Windows Media Player. Or view the video embedded in WBIR-TV web site
I wish I had a nickel for every time we dodged impatient and careless drivers when I was a paramedic. We'd be on the side of the road, or in the middle, attending to people injured in accidents. Invariably, there would be at least one asshole who tried to go around us ... in too much of a hurry to wait just a little while so we could do our jobs safely.
In most states, it is a law that drivers are to move into the left lane, if possible, before passing emergency crews on the side of the road. Even if it is not the law, it's just a good idea.
This time it was a close call. There have been too many times where the ending was tragic.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has a web site documenting more of these incidents.