AAA Club Alliance is mourning the death of one of our fleet drivers. On July 4, Glenn Ewing was loading a AAA member’s vehicle onto a tow truck in Cincinnati when he was struck by a passing motorist. His tragic loss has greatly impacted his loved ones, his AAA family and the towing community.
Ewing’s death also illustrates the importance of Move Over laws that exist in all 50 states. AAA and its traffic safety partners are strong advocates for the laws that require drivers to slow down and to move over one lane whenever they see flashing lights on the side of the road, whether it be a police car, an ambulance, a tow truck, or any other emergency-response or highway-maintenance vehicle. If a driver cannot safely switch lanes, they must slow down.
Through our ongoing “Slow Down, Move Over” campaign, we’re asking everyone to help protect first responders as they carry out their jobs. We can do that by avoiding distractions and staying alert behind the wheel so that we see vehicles on the road and on side of the road and can anticipate when to slow down and move over. That’s the best way to honor Glenn Ewing and others who have lost their lives on our roadways.