By the Kansas Highway Patrol
Three feet - that’s all the distance there is between your car and the one next to you as you travel down the highway. That doesn’t leave you much room to react, and driving while distracted shortens your reaction time even more.
One distraction is all it took.
On March 25, 2014, Kansas Highway Patrol Master Trooper Da’Von Brame was pulled over along I-35 doing a Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance inspection on a truck. He was sitting in his patrol car when it was rear-ended by a pickup travelling at 67 mph. The impact from the vehicle pushed his vehicle into the truck he was inspecting.
The driver of the pickup never hit his brakes and was cited for failing to maintain his lane of travel.
Trooper Brame spent four days in the hospital and six weeks in physical therapy from the injuries he sustained in the collision. He is currently back to work on the road.
The informational card above was created by the KHP. One side shows how close a Trooper can be to traffic and the other shows the crashed vehicle Trooper Brame was sitting in.
Move over for law enforcement and highway workers.