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A “MOVE OVER LAW”
IN FRANCE IS TO
PASS
as soon as they approach any worker’s
intervention on roadsides and highways.
A “Move Over Law” defended for several
months by the French Association “Fier
d’Être Dépanneurs (FDD)” is passing for a
vote at the Council of State.
In other words, the French Ministry of the
Interior road safety delegation has clearly
validated the principle of a “safety corridor”
for workers on the side of the roads.
If the Assistance and Towing operators are
the first affected by this Decree, all security
and emergency workers on roadsides are
concerned.
To remind you, the safety corridor is a virtual
barrier that any driver must comply with
Drivers must change lanes in a way to
leave space between the workers and
the emergency vehicles by moving to the
left and leave as much space as possible
or to slowing down very significantly,
especially outside interstates and
highways.
It is a significant victory for all towing and
assistance operators, as well as for the
FDD French Association that were the
instigators of these negotiations poorly
welcomed at first by the road safety.
All is well that ends well. Now remains to
raise awareness among drivers and the
task will be a very long process.
As reminded by the Road Safety, the
safety corridor takes inspiration from our
friend’s “Move Over Law” in North America.
Canada and the United States have put in
place the safety corridor (Move over, slow
down, it’s the Law) for many years.
But compliance on the roads remains very
fragile with, in the majority of accidents, a
total driver’s ignorance of the application
of the “Move Over Law”. In the USA only,
nearly 100 deaths per year are recorded
only in the Towing and Assistance
profession.
Henceforth, communication must become
a priority, by beginning to put up a slogan
as an example on the tow trucks like “The
Safety Corridor, it is the law”, could be
useful.
To learn about the origins and history of the
Safety Corridor in the world, we invite you
to read or re-read the article devoted to the
subject in LDM magazine N ° 69.
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LEGISLATION
Le corridor de sécurité
en croisade
The Move-Over law crusade
N°1 mondial des magazines du Dépannage
The World's No. 1 Towing Magazine
N°74 July / August / September 2018
Couverture 74.indd 1
13/06/18 07:38





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