Bridgeport business owner promotes ‘Move Over Law’ in memory of friend killed by drunk driver
A Bridgeport business owner is promoting a driving safety law in memory a friend who was killed by a drunk driver.
Louis Mason of Midtown Autobody was among hundreds of people taking part in a tow-truck parade and safety event at Xfinity Theater in Hartford Saturday.
“Move Over Connecticut” aimed to raise awareness for the “Move Over law” – a law that requires drivers to slow down and move over when they see an emergency vehicle on the road or shoulder.
This issue is close to Mason’s heart because his friend Corey Lodice, 58, was killed while trying to help a stranded motorist two years ago.
“When we are out there by ourselves, getting that stranded motorist on the side of the road, that's when we are in danger because everybody is going by us at 70, 75 mph. At that speed, it doesn't take much; they look at their radio for a second and boom! — they are off the road. They are hitting us,” said Mason.