Tuesday, May 9th, 2023, is CAA Saskatchewan Slow Down, Move Over Day, a special day of safety in observance and recognition of tow truck operators and first responders working on our highways, including police officers, paramedics, firefighters, highway patrol staff, and construction workers.

The second Tuesday in May annually, has been designated as CAA Saskatchewan Slow Down, Move Over Day to bring attention to this important safety issue.

To heighten public awareness and education regarding safety for tow truck operators, first responders assisting motorists and construction workers on our highways, CAA Saskatchewan’s Slow Down Move Over 60 second and 15 second video messages are scheduled from May 9th to May 31st, to serve as a safety reminder for Victoria Day long weekend road trip travellers. These safety messages are posted on CAA Saskatchewan’s social media channels and on the motor club’s website HERE. 

“On a daily basis, we’re reminded of the dangers of our profession as first responders working to help motorists in need on Saskatchewan roads,” said Peter Kreis, vice-president, operations, CAA Saskatchewan. “Motorists must respect tow truck operators, who are working to help keep them safe. At the end of their shifts, they just want to return home to their loved ones. This is an important safety message to apply not just today, but every day."

It's the law to slow down to 60 km/h for tow truck operators and first responders working on our Saskatchewan highways. Please respect their workspace and move over when it’s safe to do so.