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CRSW Theme for Thursday, November 17

More Than a Crash

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Activities for Thursday, Nov 17 Theme: More than a Crash


For Organizations

  • Inform the public what constitutes a traffic incident, and that they must remain alert to all roadway incidents and incident responders.
  • Highlight traffic incident management strategies and tools that help save lives.

Social Media Message Examples:

  • Beyond clearing nearly 7 million traffic crashes annually, traffic incident responders work roadside to clear stalled vehicles, roadway debris, and other incidents—restoring safe travel. Stay alert for traffic incident responders. #RoadsideHeroes
  • On any given day, approximately 50,000 traffic incident responders work roadside to restore safe travel after traffic incidents such as crashes or spilled cargo. Stay alert for traffic incidents and especially incident responders. #RoadsideHeroes
  • It's Crash Responder Safety Week. Our Safety Service Patrol trucks have what you need during a roadside emergency. We can safely push you out of the road, fix a flat, gas you up, and more. [Insert patrol contact information] #RoadsideHeroes

For Responder


  • Share stories or testimonials via social media that focuses on your role clearing roadway incidents and the risks you take while doing so.

Social Media Message Examples:

  • Whether a [ENTER EXAMPLES OF INCIDENTS YOU RESPOND TO: stalled vehicle, tire on the road, or an emergency pothole repair, etc.], I will help clear the incident and keep road users safe. Please keep me safe by staying alert, slowing down, and moving over a lane.

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