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California Towing Operators to Raise Move Over Awareness with Funeral Procession

Feb 19th, 2011 | By | Category: National News

A funeral procession of over 100 trucks is planned to honor California towing operator Michael Sanders. The procession is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. (today) Friday, Feb. 18, at the Nightingale Funeral Home in Sacramento and end at Woobridge Park in Roseville.

Sanders, 27, was struck and killed shortly before 6:30 p.m., Feb 2, as he was preparing to tow a bus on Highway 50 near El Dorado. Police said the driver of the vehicle that struck Sanders was not complying with California’s Move Over Law, which requires drivers to change lanes when approaching an emergency vehicle roadside, or slow to a safe speed.

By participating in the tow truck procession, operators hope to raise public awareness of the law.