Tow Truck Drivers Say Move Over Law Is Not Working

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A tow truck driver's office is the interstate.
 
"Somebody has to do it," says Tim Moody at J Hook Towing and Recovery.
 
His son, Brandon Moody will tell you being a tow truck driver comes with close calls.
 
"I look back and there's this 18-wheeler coming across the rumble strip and I heard that noise and I kind of went over to the shoulder of the road," says Brandon.
 
While Brandon is working along I-40, cars would not move over.
 
In 2013, the Move Over law changed to include tow trucks.
 
"Our lives are all in danger," says Tim.
 
Tim says his workers are inches away from moving traffic.
 
"We'll have to lay on the ground sometimes to hook up a vehicle and cars will come right by us sometimes running 75, 80 miles per hour," says Tim.
 
Tim and his son Brandon know the job's risk.
 
"It could be easy to lose your life," says Brandon.
 
They just want to go home like everyone else on the interstate.
 
"Give us a little credit. We're trying to help the public," says Tim.
 
Brandon says a tow truck driver in eastern Arkansas was killed on the job a couple months ago.
 
If you don't follow the Move Over law, you could be fined up to $500 and your driver's license could be suspended for six months.

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