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The Spirit Ride comes to Montana

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The Spirit Ride was in Great Falls Tuesday. 
The event not only honored the lives of first responders who lost their lives while responding to calls along highways...
but also it educated people about the dangers those responders face everyday.

In all 50 states it is the law to slow and move over when driving up to the scene of an accident.  However in a poll by the National Safety Commission a stagger 71 percent of Americans have never heard of this law.

The Spirit Ride will take a coast to coast drive with an empty casket which honors the lives taken while responding to the scene of an accident. EMS, law enforcement, and firefighters along with tow truck drivers are all at risk every time there is an accident on the highway
"It's terrifying in a split second your life is at risk," said Leah Benski of Benski Towing

In fact according to the U.S Department of Labor over 30 tow truck drivers where killed on scene in 2014 nation wide. Leah Benski of Benski's towing told KFBB the story of her husband's experiences on the road

"My husband's been clipped several times by the mirrors of trucks. We were on a recovery on 15 an this guy was just barreling passed us you know and he whipped around and i caught in the rear view mirror,"said Benski.

She added his supervisor in San Diego was killed while out on a job. 
The Spirit Rides will continue through Montana,and will make a stop in Butte before a final stop in Dillon. 

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