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Slow Down to Get Around—

Slow Down to Get Around decal

A Campaign to Save Lives

Slow Down to Get Around (SDTGA) is a national safety campaign that reminds motorists to drive more carefully when near waste and recycling collection vehicles. Being struck by a motorist is a leading cause of death for waste and recycling collecti on employees, and with proper awareness, is completely preventable.

Slow Down to Get Around is also the name commonly applied to legislation that requires motorists to slow down or move over when passing waste and recycling vehicles that are in the process of collection. Since the start of the campaign, as least twenty states have enacted some type of SDTGA law to help protect solid waste workers out on the job.

  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

SDTGA Photo Gallery

Kansas SDTGA Law Signing Ceremony Kansas SDTGA Law Signing Ceremony
Maryland SDTGA Law Signing Ceremony Maryland SDTGA Law Signing Ceremony
Ohio SDTGA Law Signing Ceremony Ohio SDTGA Law Signing Ceremony
Slow Down to Get Around decal on County of Fairfax truck Photo Credit: County of Fairfax, Virginia
Slow Down to Get Around decal on City of Spencer truck Photo Credit: Craig Poulsen, City of Spencer, Iowa
Slow Down to Get Around decal on M and M Sanitation truck Photo Credit: Dominick Incantalupo, M&M-Sanitation
Slow Down to Get Around decal on Lakeshore Recycling truck Photo Credit: John-Sliwicki, Lakeshore-Recycling-Systems
Slow Down to Get Around decal on City of Manteca truck Photo credit: City of Manteca from Rexie LeStrange
NWRA gathering at Waste Management facility in Omaha: press conference Photo credit: Waste Management, Omaha from Gary Kuhn
NWRA gathering at Waste Management facility in Omaha Photo credit: Waste Management, Omaha from Gary Kuhn
NWRA gathering at Waste Management facility in Omaha Photo credit: Waste Management, Omaha from Lisa Disbrow

Slow Down to Get Around Videos

NWRA SDTGA Public Service Announcement

Laurel Community Spotlight: Slow Down/Move Over Law - May 9, 2018


Sign Up To Get Your Free SDTGA Decals

Slow Down to Get Around decals are free to all SWANA members. We only ask that you cover the cost of shipping. You will be invoiced at the address entered below. (Actual size of decal: 11" wide × 6" high.)

SWANA’s SDTGA program is brought to you through a generous sponsorship by Heil Environmental and 3rd Eye, part of the Environmental Solutions Group family. More information about these companies are enclosed in your decal order. Visit them online at heil.com and awti.com

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