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Slow Down Move Over

Slow Down Move Over2020-10-29T09:00:31-05:00

Did you know a tow truck operator and roadside assistance technician dies from a collision or someone failing to yield every 6 days?

The towing industry is 15 times deadlier than all other private industries combined, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Road Res-Q services all major highways, parkways, routes and main roads. We encounter close calls multiple times a day and we don’t want to become on of the statistics.

The Slow Down Move Over law and campaigns are to make the traveling public aware of the dangers and reducing deaths and injuries among police, fire, ems, tow operators, roadside assistance and highway workers. All 50 states have slow down, move over laws for emergency responders, which includes tow trucks, however fewer than 30 percent of Americans know about these laws, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

In Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland motorists are required to move over a lane when approaching stopped emergency or roadside assistance vehicles on highways, parkways, and main roads.  After determining it is safe, drivers must move over to create a clear lane of traffic as they approach vehicles with flashing lights including tow service vehicles, motorist assist units, law enforcement vehicles, fire fighting vehicles, emergency medical service vehicles and Department of Transportation vehicles. Any service vehicle which is stopped and displaying strobe or flashing red, yellow, or amber lights is considered under these law. If motorists are unable to move over due to road or weather conditions, or traffic congestion, slow down and maintain a safe speed while passing. Failing to take these actions endangers personnel who provide critical and life-saving services.  Failure to follow the law may result in a fines and jail time.

Roadside service providers respond to over 30 million calls for assistance a year. Our lives are on the line every time we answer the call to assist. We stand on the side of the highway with vehicles traveling over 60 miles per hour just mere inches from us. It only takes one person to loose control, be distracted, or to be impaired to take our life.

We recommend the following precautionary tips:

  • Remain alert. Avoid distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, watching on your device, eating and drinking. Focus on the task of driving.

  • Maintain a visual lead of everything going on 30 seconds ahead of you. This gives you time to see problems ahead and change lanes and adjust speed accordingly.

  • Maintain a safe driving speed. The speed limit is not a recommendation, it is the limit in which you should be traveling. If you have to slow down for a vehicle on the shoulder, we recommend reducing your speed by at least 15 miles per hour less.

  • Emergencies can occur anywhere and at any time on the road. When you see flashing lights, slow down and prepare well in advance to change lanes. Allow others to merge into your lane when necessary. Be prepared for debris and workers to be on the shoulder or even in the lane of travel.

  • Don’t follow semi-trucks or other large vehicles too closely. If a truck moves over a lane, don’t speed around. They tend to be changing lanes for a reason; be prepared to change lanes yourself.

  • When road conditions are slick, don’t make sudden lane changes which can cause an uncontrollable skid. Change lanes early and move over gradually. Stay to a single lane for most of your trip and drive defensively.

  • Incidents can occur in any lane and shoulder. Be wary of issues on the left hand shoulder as much as the right. If you are unable to move over a lane, please slow down to a safe speed taking into consideration that you are approaching a workspace where debris and pedestrians are present.

The team at Road Res-Q asks for public’s support to protect all of the first responders who come to the rescue of motorists.

Slow Down, Move Over for the lives of our highway heroes.

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About Road Res-Q Roadside Assistance

At Road Res-Q we understand breakdowns happen at the worst times of the day. When you have someplace to be and get into a situation beyond your control, we should be the first ones you call to provide you with the proper and safe service to get you on your way.

Our fully stocked trucks carry all the tools to really get you back on the road instead of needing a tow or calling for another company to help.  We are able to handle all light vehicles, exotic, luxury, hybrids, light and medium duty dual wheeled trucks, trailers, and more.

Road Res-Q currently provides roadside assistance services to Alexandria, Annandale, Springfield, Arlington, Falls Church, and Fairfax. We also provide services to parts of Southern Maryland and Washington DC. If you are stuck on the highway or parkway we can Res-Q you there too!

What are you waiting for?

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or Call Us at 833-737-3770!

Road Res-Q Customer Reviews

These reviews were left by customers who were stranded on the road, just like you, and called on us for Res-Q!

Prompt response and clear communications about his arrival. Frank was very knowledgeable about the systems, took care of the problem, and offered advice on helpful upgrades - a true professional!
bob divins
bob divins
21:17 11 Nov 20
I thoroughly enjoyed the service I received from Res-Q. The technician was very professional and communicated effectively letting me know the time that he would arrive as well as keeping me informed. When he arrived he was very efficient and quick with the whole service taking less than 15 minutes. I would recommend this company to any others in need of any emergency vehicle rescue or repair
Melinda Copper
Melinda Copper
15:33 11 Nov 20
Amazing company. Very fast response. There was a multi car accident and everybody scrambling to get help. They were the first to arrive and replace a messed up tire and I was on my way in no time.Call them and they will be there before u hang up!Kudos!
Nordine Gaugau
Nordine Gaugau
23:27 24 Oct 20
Excellent service, driver was quick to respond, professional and friendly. Able to arrive and save me from my own stupidity and terrible vehicle (totally the vehicles fault not mine XD)Got me winched out and moving again. Would highly recommend for any roadside services needed.:Edited to add comment.
Jason Wander
Jason Wander
19:54 11 Oct 20
The gentleman came to assist me while stranded on the parkway. He was polite efficient and professional.
james Leggett
james Leggett
22:43 07 Oct 20
I called the place to check out my car's battery, and within 15-20 minutes, they had arrived to check everything out. I needed a new battery as it turned out, and they had one already packed and ready to replace. Everything all together took around 45 minutes to an hour tops. The person who arrived explained everything in detail, and was super nice and helpful.
Josh Ponti
Josh Ponti
19:47 07 Oct 20
GREAT JOB, called when got the assignment, arrived within 15min. Put on the Spare & Checked ALL four tires with recommendation that allowed me to get that tires as well as the flat one REPLACED! PROFESSIONAL TIMELY &COURTEOUS!
Carmen Shelley Jones
Carmen Shelley Jones
17:31 07 Oct 20
Amazing customer service from pre-arrival call to completion of work. Highly recommend. Friendly, knowledgeable staff.
Joshua Charles
Joshua Charles
22:12 19 Sep 20
Nothing at all . He was a life saver . Honestly Mr. Frank is full of integrity he was fast and sufficient. He even called hours later just to make the family and I was safe! The best service I ever receive.
Marcus Wiley
Marcus Wiley
22:30 08 Sep 20
I called my insurance company after my battery gave me some problems while on a military base. Initially, the insurance company sent a local vendor that refused to help me, twice! After calling the insurance company a 3rd time they assigned Road Res-Q and I was assisted by Frank. I cannot thank Frank enough for his quick response. Not only did he arrive fast, he called me to keep me informed about his ETA. When he arrived, he gave me advice on what to do to mitigate the problem with my battery. I went from the base to Pep Boys where I bumped into Frank again, he helped me pick out a battery charger. If I ever need road side assistance, I will make sure USAA sends me Road Res-Q! Excellent !!! Thank you so much for coming to my rescue! I cannot thank you enough. I had been stuck on base for 2.5 hours before USAA reassigned us to Road Res-Q and they had me back on the road in 10 minutes!
Tiger Wolf Girl
Tiger Wolf Girl
14:03 04 Sep 20
Fantastic service. I got a flat tire in the middle of Arlington and Frank got to ms quickly, was so nice and helpful and made me relaxed. He drove to his warehouse, put the new tire on the rim and drove back to me to put it on in less than an hour. He texted me rbe entire time to keep me updated. Seriously a life saver. Thank you Frank!
Alyssa Pierce
Alyssa Pierce
01:37 01 Sep 20
My car wasn’t turning on and I figured it may have been the battery as I could hear the clicking noise when I turned the key in the ignition. Road Res-Q was the first place that showed up on google when I searched for a battery service, I spoke to Frank on the phone, who was also the same person who came to check out the battery for me. He arrived in less than 15 minutes and checked the battery life and recommended that it still was working fine and I don’t need to change it out, I appreciated that bc most of these other car/battery services out here will say anything to get you to spend money with them. He explained the corrosion may be what’s causing it to not allow my car to start and then jump started my car and recommended I leave it on for 30 minutes, it was a very smooth process. Frank was very efficient, professional, informative, and kind! Will recommend this place to any of my friends who need it. Great service!!
Lydia Siramdane
Lydia Siramdane
15:21 14 Aug 20
Great custom service would highly recommend this place
Dahmel White
Dahmel White
19:52 09 Aug 20
I was on the highway and had a flat. I pulled off and Road ResQ came to my rescue. The customer service provided by calling and keeping me in the loop regarding their ETA was greatly appreciated. As you know having any type of car trouble can be hugely distressful. The service provided upon arrival was excellent. The gentleman that assisted went above and beyond the call of service. I highly recommend this business for anyone in need of emergency car service.
nicole reaves
nicole reaves
18:09 09 Aug 20
They arrived quickly (15 minutes) and made sure the battery was replaced correctly. They also made sure my alternator was working correctly. They practiced safe social distancing as well. I'm very pleased. I was able to leave for work on time. I won't hesitate to call them in the future.
Ingrid Koch
Ingrid Koch
11:32 05 Aug 20

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