No matter the time of year, if you are on the highways of Maine you’ll see emergency vehicles on the side of the road doing their jobs, whatever that may be.

Not to toot my own car horn, but I always pull over unless the traffic does not allow. In that case, I slow down.

But just like the people who will pass school buses with lights flashing, I gather from this video posted by a local tow truck driver, many drivers are a bit more callous.

So we’ll start with this news flash apparently for some, moving over for emergency vehicles in Maine in the law.

 In 2007, Maine passed the "move over" law (all states have one, with Hawaii being the last state to pass one in 2012) which protects people in emergency vehicles and in stopped vehicles with their emergency lights flashing.

Maine’s law requires a driver to slow down to a reasonable speed when approaching a parked emergency vehicle and move into an adjacent lane, if it’s safe to do so, according to Press Herald.

I hope that his assertion that a tow truck driver is struck every six days isn't accurate.  I couldn't find the origin of that statistic, but whatever the number is, it really should be zero. So remember that and be kind to your fellow highway user, and when you see anyone on the side of the road give them some room.