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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

National Crash Responder Safety Week

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia is committed to efficient traffic incident response and management, which reduces the duration and impacts of traffic crashes and improves the safety of motorists, crash victims, and emergency responders; and, 

WHEREAS, National Crash Responder Safety Week provides an opportunity for the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia State Police, Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services, and emergency responders to share coordinated information regarding traffic incident management and education efforts; and,  

WHEREAS, emergency responders are working at or near traffic crashes tirelessly, often within inches of motorists travelling at highway speeds; and, 

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth supports the promotion of safer crash scenes that protect all emergency responders, including state and local law enforcement, career and volunteer fire and rescue services, transportation agencies, local departments of public works, towing and recovery operators, state and local emergency management, hazmat material responders, medical examiners, and other state agency partners; and, 

WHEREAS, motorists are urged to reduce speed or move over and use caution when approaching crash scenes, and/or when they see flashing blue, red, and amber emergency vehicle lighting; and,  

WHEREAS, National Crash Responder Safety Week serves as a reminder of the critical importance of planned and coordinated efforts to detect, respond to, and clear traffic crashes so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible;  

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize November 14-18, 2022, as NATIONAL CRASH RESPONDER SAFETY WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.