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There’s not one text, phone call or any other driver distraction that’s worth your life or the life of anyone else, yet it’s an increasing problem. The resulting accidents are devastating to everyone connected to those killed or injured. There is a roadside work zone crash every few minutes in this country, and electric utility workers have been killed and injured in such incidents. Laws in most states require motorists to change lanes and slow down when someone is on the side of the road, with tougher penalties for those who disobey. Hear from law enforcement and utility safety leaders, as well as a line crew affected by distracted driving. Let’s join together and help prevent these accidents!

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Recent school bus accidents involving power poles and downed power lines have been alarming, as drivers often evacuated students without realizing potential electrical dangers. This downed line incident involved a bus full of students and their driver and first responders who understood the right steps to take to avoid tragedy. This 3-minute video provides details.