New Signs Aim to Reduce Crashes During Pull-Overs
Now, the Highway Patrol hopes new signs around the state will force motorists to slow down and avoid emergency vehicles. So far this year, four state troopers have been killed in the line of duty -- the most ever. The patrol says inattention is the number one cause of traffic crashes. It's trying to educate the public. Missouri law requires drivers to get as far away as possible from police cars, ambulances and other emergency vehicles. Five signs saying quote, "move over or slow down" will be installed along several interstates in the St. Louis area. A total of 17 will be erected around Missouri by the end of November.