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City of Rockport | PRESS RELEASE | "City Equips Vehicles With New Safety Measure"
According to Director of Public Works Mike Donoho, the addition of the decals is a means of generating both visibility and awareness of these service vehicles when crews are working on or near streets or obstructing the line of vision for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Studies in the United States and several European countries have demonstrated that making vehicles more visible and identifiable when approaching motorists are further away from the marked vehicle gives motorists more time to slow down and react to the work zone, thereby reducing the likelihood of collisions and subsequent personal injury and damage to property.
“While the ‘Move Over/Slow Down’ applies to the City’s police and emergency vehicles, we felt that we could expand the aspect locally by adding these special decals to our on-street vehicles,” he added."