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‘SLOW DOWN OR
MOVE OVER SAFETY’
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE AND RECOVERY
EXPERTS CALL FOR MOTORISTS TO ‘SLOW
DOWN OR MOVE OVER’
www.slowdownmoveover.uk
Longstanding campaigners for the
safety of roadside technicians and
independent recovery operators, Allianz
Partners, AXA Partners, LV= Britannia
Rescue and Call Assist, applaud news
that the traditional motoring clubs have
joined the battle to improve awareness
among drivers of the dangers to
professionals at work on the motorway.
As momentum gathers pace, the
industry is urging Government to
enforce change and save lives.
The aim of the ‘Slow Down Move Over’
group, reformed in 1997 and now
backed universally by the roadside
and assistance industry, is to get
Government to recognise that the motto
‘slow down or move over safely’ should
actually be a safety measure within
the Highway Code. Life changing or
fatal accidents involving independent
recovery operators and roadside
technicians continue at an unnecessary
and alarming rate, but could be avoided
by raising greater awareness among
road users.
Director of ‘Slow Down Move Over’
and Managing Director of recovery and
roadside breakdown company, Service
On Site, Paul Anstee, said of the call
by the industry, “We have been working
hard to drive change across the industry
and by fellow motorway users. Now that
we have backing from the majority of
key players across the industry we are
confident that the much needed change
will indeed happen.”
“With the assistance of four of the most
respected work providers within our
industry we have been working hard to
raise awareness of roadside workers
and road users who find themselves
stranded at the roadside. Now that
Green Flag, the RAC and AA are also
supporting the campaign we have
unified backing from all areas of our
industry and we are confident that
change will happen.”
Mark Debenham, UK Network Manager
for Allianz Partners UK, comments,
“This is an important campaign that
brings together key voices from across
the industry. By pulling together, we are
representing the roadside assistance
and recovery workers who don’t have
a voice. Politicians need to listen to the
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