Motorists across the state and country are being reminded to use extra caution in areas where there have been traffic incidents. November 11th-17th is National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week. When you come upon an area where crews are responding to an incident, move over and slow down. The rule doesn’t just apply to law enforcement, either. You should make the same adjustments when you encounter MoDot crews, EMS, fire trucks, and even tow trucks when their lights are flashing. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic incidents are the number one cause of death for police officers and EMS responders nationwide. MoDot says in an average month, their crews respond to 5900 traffic incidents. They’ve had three emergency response employees killed in the past ten years.