Spirit Ride to raise awareness on move over law comes to Idaho

Posted at 5:13 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 19:13:07-04

The Spirit Ride started on the east coast in 2017 and the ride that tows a casket across the country has made its way to Idaho.

The Spirit Ride founded by American Towman Magazine aims to raise awareness for move over laws across the country, the law in Idaho states that if an emergency vehicle is on the side of the road drivers are required to move over if they can, if not they are required to slow down below the posted speed limit.

Here is a linkto a story we brought you last week when we went on a ride along with Andy Reeves who operates Act Towing with his family here in the Treasure Valley.

Reeves and other tow truck drivers were on hand for a ceremony along with the Meridian Police Department and members of the Spirit Ride.

More than one hundred first responders die on the side of the road every year, 60 percent of those are tow truck drivers, on average a tow truck driver dies every six days.

The Meridian Police Department escorted the Spirit Ride to the Idaho Ford Center in Nampa, on Wednesday the Spirit Ride will be in Ontario, Oregon at 10:00 a.m.