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More than 150 U.S. law enforcement officers have been killed since 1999 after being struck by vehicles along America's highways, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. To lower that deadly toll, a new coalition of traffic safety and law enforcement groups is launching a nationwide public awareness campaign to protect emergency personnel along our nation's roadsides.

"Move Over, America" is a partnership originally founded in 2007 by the National Safety Commission, the National Sheriffs' Association and the National Association of Police Organizations. Most recently, the partnership has also received the full support of the American Association of State Troopers. The campaign is the first nationally coordinated effort to educate Americans about "Move Over" laws and how they help protect the law enforcement officers who risk their lives protecting the public.

According to a national poll by Mason Dixon Polling & Research, sponsored by the National Safety Commission:

  • 71 percent of Americans have not heard of “Move Over” laws;

  •  86 percent support enacting “Move Over” laws in all 50 states; and

  • 90 percent believe traffic stops and roadside emergencies are dangerous for law enforcement and first responders.

The poll was conducted among 625 registered voters from June 23-25. The margin of error is plus or minus 4 percent.

Forty three states have passed “Move Over” laws, which require motorists to “Move Over” and change lanes to give safe clearance to law enforcement officers on roadsides.


We Will Never ForgetCONFUSION CONFUSION

Signal 8-2 West (located in Las Vegas Nevada), IS NOT, SIGNAL 8-2 CLUB OF FLORIDA

Signal 8-2 .com (Signal 8-2 coalition network) IS NOT, SIGNAL 8-2 CLUB OF FLORIDA

Some members have contacted us to express some confusion over the Signal 8-2 club. We the Signal 8-2 Club of Florida were formed and incorporated in Florida in June, 1987. Our purpose is brotherhood and friendship.  We attempt to accomplish this by gathering together for social events (example; reunions) , and assisting our members to communicate and stay in touch (example ;newsletter, Membership Directory Etc.). We were formed by retired Port Authority Police, for retired Port Authority Police and our Board of Officers are all retired Port Authority Police.

So what is the confusion? Well many years ago, Jerry Barnickle lived in Barefoot Bay, Florida and was very active in Signal 8-2 Club of Florida.  At the time it was thought that a Web site and E-Mail database would be a great benefit to the club.  Jerry (with the help of Angie), the expertise of a retired member, and support of the club initiated the web site. Jerry and Angie worked hard over the years and developed an excellent web page and e-mail list.  Then came a bunch of hurricanes and Jerry moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. Also moving to Vegas was the web site, newsletter and e-mail list.  They are now being used by the Signal 8-2 West club that Jerry formed in Las Vegas Nevada.

Ed Sosa (GWB) is now our webmaster.  He recently agreed to take on the task of developing our web site and publishing our newsletter.  He may be contacted at the newsletter e-mail, newsletter@signal8-2clubofflorida.com


 


 

 

 

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