States now have laws requiring drivers to pull over to a safe spot for Emergency vehicles to pass by in all directions. If you hear a siren or see flashing lights pull over to the right if possible, they will usually zoom by in no time. Make sure you are not blocking an intersection as they may be turning. This also includes moving over at least one lane and slowing when you pass an Emergency vehicle on the side of the road example: patrolmen, wreckers or any flashing lights. They are trying to help and save lives too. In the last few years there has been an increase of accidents involving wreckers and patrolmen while in the line of duty. The workers are paying attention to their task at hand and should not have to worry about traffic.
Who knows what these careless drivers are thinking about or doing when they run into these innocent people. Alcohol, sleeping, or distractions are mostly blamed. Speeding fines are doubled in most states when construction people are present in a reduced speed work zone. Jail time is even required in some states. Again, they are doing there job and do not have much of a chance if a driver crashes into the construction zone. Professional drivers are aware of their surroundings and have a plan of action or escape route. Use your head out there !!!