For Immediate Release
Special Cards Will Promote Delaware's "Move Over Law"
NEWARK, DE - Delmarva Power's Emergency Service Partnership Program recently presented the Delaware State Fire Police with 30,000 cards to help promote Delaware's "Move Over Law."
The law is designed to protect emergency workers and first responders. It requires any driver approaching a stopped emergency vehicle that has its lights activated, to either move over into a lane that is not next to the emergency vehicle, or to reduce his or her speed to a "safe speed" while passing the emergency vehicle if changing lanes would be impossible or unsafe. The law applies specifically to roadways having two or more lanes going in the same direction.
"These cards will be used at special events such as the Delaware State Fair, fire company open houses, and public safety events to help educate and inform drivers about this important safety issue," said Joe Zeroles, Delaware State Fire Police Task Force Officer. "We appreciate the help of the Delaware Volunteer Firemen's Association and the Delaware General Assembly to get this law on the books. Our goal is to continue to promote the law by obtaining this type of support from Delmarva Power and other businesses and organizations in printing these special cards."
Delmarva Power provided these cards as part of the company's ongoing Emergency Services Partnership Program, which provides resources and supports training and education programs for its emergency services partners.
"We work hand-in-hand with first responders during storms and natural disasters and emergency situations. By supporting this effort, it gives us a chance to support them before the emergency happens and helps educate the public as well," said Glenn Moore, Vice President, Delmarva Power.
Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric and natural gas delivery services to more than 500,000 customers in Delaware and Maryland.