When we are working at an accident scene, either directing traffic or conducting the investigation, here are some things we would like people to do.
Things To Do
Slow down and be observant of your surroundings
Obey all traffic commands given by an officer either verbally or by whistle
Obey all hand signals given by the officer
Obey all posted signs and vehicle directional signals from police vehicles
Please Do Not
Rubberneck-don’t watch what is going on and then slam into the back of another vehicle when that vehicle stops suddenly
Stop and ask the officer what is going on and was anyone hurt
Ask an officer for directions
Every scene is very stressful for the officer and every other emergency responder that arrives on scene. Several things are happening all at once. We are trying to do what is best for the injured as well as the motoring public.
Bottom line is to slow down and be observant of your surroundings.