A friendly reminder from a local car accident attorney: move over for stalled vehicles! Even though state law only requires that drivers move over or reduce speed to the next lane for official emergency vehicles, I think all drivers should be more polite and move over to the next lane – no matter who is stalled!
Every morning on my commute to Fort Worth I see people texting and driving, putting on makeup and talking on their cell phones. These people are usually also speeding and just being a distracted driver in general. But this morning, I saw a stalled car attempting to change a flat tire with cars just whizzing by – paying no attention to the stalled car.
It is incredibly dangerous to be pulled over on the shoulder of highways in Texas these days. I read all the time in the newspaper about people getting hit and killed as their trying to change a tire, or jump a car. Although it's best to exit the highway completely if your car is having problems, we don't always get to choose when and where our cars break down. We all look out for cops when driving, but how about looking out for our fellow driver? I think we all need to remember the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Slow down for stalled cars – no matter who they are.
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