Officers in Georgia Undergo Traffic Stop Safety Training
ATLANTA, GA- Wsbtv.com writes that police officers in Georgia are undergoing training to help them safely respond to car crashes. Traffic incidents are often deadly for police officers, and one of the main problems is that when an officer is working at a crash site, other drivers passing by may fail to pay attention or drive too close to the police vehicles and end up causing a crash.*
Such incidents can end in tragedy for the responders. One officer explained how he was responding to a crash scene and was in the car, completing paperwork when another motorist lost control of their car and struck the rear of the vehicle.
Police now undergo training aimed at ensuring that they are taking steps to minimize crash scene risks.
Police say that it is important to keep their attention divided between their efforts to deal with the situation that took them onto the roadway, and the oncoming cars that might be putting them and others on the roadside in peril.
Of course, police officers are not meant to be the only ones responsible for their safety on the side of the road. All drivers in Georgia are obligated to pull their cars over a lane when responders are on the side of the road. In fact, failing to move over, or slow-down if moving over is not possible, may result in a $500 fine, even if no one is hurt.
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