AAA: More police killed in road accidents than anywhere else

Yesterday's tragic Long Island Expressway accident is a chilling reminder of how quickly a routine day on the job can turn deadly for officers. AAA

WOODBURY - Yesterday's tragic Long Island Expressway accident is a chilling reminder of how quickly a routine day on the job can turn deadly for officers. AAA says more police are killed in road accidents than anywhere else. Yesterday, officer Joseph Olivieri was killed on the LIE at exit 34 while responding to a car accident. A "move over" law went into effect this year, requiring drivers to move over one lane when they see flashing emergency lights. Sheriff's deputies in Suffolk say they have issued more than 300 summonses since the law was implemented. The Nassau County Police Department says 26 police officers have been either injured or killed between exits 34 and 41 on the LIE since 2001.Nassau PBA President Jim Carver, who helped initiate the "move over" law, says safety improvements on the LIE must be finished quickly. Department of Transportation officials say they installed new reflective markers and added 10 new pull-off areas since August. All of the expressway safety enhancements should be completed before the end of the year, officials say.Man accused in death of LI cop released on bailPolice: Motorists a dangerous part of the job

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