ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York has launched a new campaign to help raise awareness for the state’s “move over law”.
It’s now been just over a month since tow truck driver James Homkey was struck and killed on the Thruway in Canajoharie while helping a driver whose car had broken down.
Police say he was working when he was hit by a tractor-trailer. He was killed instantly.
Many urged for changes to state laws to help protect people who work in dangerous conditions like that.
On Monday, they launched their campaign to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
The public service announcement will be shown on broadcast and cable stations throughout New York.
State troopers will also be on the Thruway, looking for drivers who fail to move over for emergency vehicles.
The state’s move over law was also just expanded to garbage and recycling trucks a couple weeks ago. Those drivers are added to police, firefighters, and tow trucks.