'Spirit Ride' campaigns for tow truck drivers killed on highways

Posted at 11:40 AM, Oct 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-25 18:45:50-04

In an effort to promote driver awareness and safety, American Towman Spirit, Incorporated, a non-profit with a purpose of protecting tow truck operators on the roads, are on a national mission to protect drivers.


‘The Spirit Ride’ is coming to Maryland. The coast-to-coast campaign’s goal is to raise awareness of driving laws and drivers’ awareness of tow truck and other emergency personnel on the side of the road.


According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, three years ago 33 tow truck operators were killed in road side accidents.


RELATED: Perryville tow truck driver hit, killed along I-95 Sunday


More recently, Brian Williams, a tow truck operator in Perryville was hit and killed this year working a call on the side of I-95.


The Spirit Ride kicked off nationwide in Haverhill, Massachusetts. More than 5,000 tow trucks are participating in the ride that’ll cross the country over the next year, hitting more than 250 cities and towns.