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National Media Coverage

Collection of articles and media related to FlagmanTM and the Slow Down. Move Over. movement.
06-Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick
07-Check Presentation
05-Fairfield Police Lieutenant Mike Paris
04-Chris Iodice
03-CT Senator Richard Blumenthal
02-Fairfield Fire Chief McCarthy
01-Fairfield Fire Lieutenant Bob Smith
06-Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick

06-Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick

07-Check Presentation

07-Check Presentation

05-Fairfield Police Lieutenant Mike Paris

05-Fairfield Police Lieutenant Mike Paris

04-Chris Iodice

04-Chris Iodice

03-CT Senator Richard Blumenthal

03-CT Senator Richard Blumenthal

02-Fairfield Fire Chief McCarthy

02-Fairfield Fire Chief McCarthy

01-Fairfield Fire Lieutenant Bob Smith

01-Fairfield Fire Lieutenant Bob Smith

Fairfield Fire and Police Press Conference

August 1, 2022: Fairfield’s First Responders and CT Senator Richard Blumenthal gathered to raise awareness about Slow Down. Move Over.

Senator Blumenthal announced that he and IN Senator Mike Braun would introduce a resolution to the US Senate in honor of Corey Iodice which would press for stronger SDMO law penalties and propose a national SDMO day.

Fairfield First Responders presented Flagman with a donation to further the national initiative.

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13-Senator Richard Blumenthal closing remarks
12-Fran Mayko AAA Northeast
11-Bob Garguilo MADD Regional Executive Director New England
10-David Ferraro CONNDOT
09-Lou Mason Midtown Autobody, TRPC
08-Terri Thompson, Chairperson Greater Hartford Traffic Incident Management
07-Travis Woodward CONNDOT
06-Carl Chisem, President of CT Employees Union
05-Chris Iodice
04-New Haven Fire Chief John Alston
03-New Haven Police Chief Karl Jacobson
02-CT Senator Richard Blumenthal
01-New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker
13-Senator Richard Blumenthal closing remarks

13-Senator Richard Blumenthal closing remarks

12-Fran Mayko AAA Northeast

12-Fran Mayko AAA Northeast

11-Bob Garguilo MADD Regional Executive Director New England

11-Bob Garguilo MADD Regional Executive Director New England

10-David Ferraro CONNDOT

10-David Ferraro CONNDOT

09-Lou Mason Midtown Autobody, TRPC

09-Lou Mason Midtown Autobody, TRPC

08-Terri Thompson, Chairperson Greater Hartford Traffic Incident Management

08-Terri Thompson, Chairperson Greater Hartford Traffic Incident Management

07-Travis Woodward CONNDOT

07-Travis Woodward CONNDOT

06-Carl Chisem, President of CT Employees Union

06-Carl Chisem, President of CT Employees Union

05-Chris Iodice

05-Chris Iodice

04-New Haven Fire Chief John Alston

04-New Haven Fire Chief John Alston

03-New Haven Police Chief Karl Jacobson

03-New Haven Police Chief Karl Jacobson

02-CT Senator Richard Blumenthal

02-CT Senator Richard Blumenthal

01-New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker

01-New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker

New Haven CT Police Department

August 11, 2022: New Haven CT First Responders, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, CT Senator Richard Blumenthal, Flagman advocates (AAA, DOT MADD, CRCOG), and Chris Iodice held a press conference to raise awareness with the driving public about the importance of Slowing Down and Moving Over for all highway safety workers.

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08_HAAS Alert Tom Parbs

08_HAAS Alert Tom Parbs

07-David Ferraro CONNDOT

07-David Ferraro CONNDOT

06-Jay Lynk

06-Jay Lynk

05-AAA NE Fran Mayko

05-AAA NE Fran Mayko

04_Fairfield Fire Chief Denis McCarthy

04_Fairfield Fire Chief Denis McCarthy

03-Chris Iodice

03-Chris Iodice

02-CT Senator Richard Blumenthal

02-CT Senator Richard Blumenthal

01-Cindy Iodice

01-Cindy Iodice

Post Sentencing Press Conference

June 2, 2022: A Connecticut court applied CT’s Slow Down. Move Over. Law, in the death of CT tow operator Corey Iodice, for the first time since it was enacted in 2009.

After this historic sentencing, Cindy Iodice, founder of Flagman, held a press conference with CT Senator Richard Blumenthal and key Flagman advocates (AAA, MADD, HAAS Alert,  DOT)  to push for stronger SDMO laws and public education.

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01-Senate Commerce Committee Hearing
01-Senate Commerce Committee Hearing

01-Senate Commerce Committee Hearing

Senate Commerce Committee Hearing

May 3, 2022: CT Senator Richard Blumenthal speaks to US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttgieg regarding the tragic and avoidable loss of Corey Iodice who was struck and killed while assisting a disabled motorist on April 22, 2020 by a driver who failed to slow down and move over.

Senator Blumenthal pressed Secretary Buttigieg about what the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration could do to elevate public awareness.

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A memorial tow truck parade will be one of the ways to honor Corey John Iodice, who was killed on the Merrritt Parkway one week ago.

April 29, 2020

Dean Robert, 48 of Weston was sentenced at Bridgeport Superior Court for hitting and killing Corey Iodice, 58 of Florida on the Merritt Parkway in 2020.

June 2, 2022

BRIDGEPORT — A Weston man was sentenced Thursday to four and a half years in prison for driving drunk and killing a tow truck operator who was loading a disabled car onto a flatbed on the Merritt Parkway two years ago.

June 2, 2022

Police said the Weston man struck and killed a tow truck driver assisting a motorist whose vehicle had broken down on the Merritt Parkway.

June 3, 2022

RECENT

Loved ones and tow truck drivers are pushing for people to abide by the "Move Over" law and they’re hoping police will crack down on enforcing it.
August 1, 2022
Dean Robert was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison, followed by five years of probation, and a $10,000 fine, for killing Connecticut tower Corey John Iodice in April of 2020.
July 26, 2022
On Friday June 3rd, Chief Denis McCarthy, and the members of Fairfield Fire were happy to have the production crew of Flagman Inc. at Fire Headquarters to film some interviews about the dangers first responders face while operating on limited access highways
June 4, 2022
A Weston man was sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for driving drunk and killing a well-known tow truck driver who was loading a disabled car onto his flatbed on the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull.
June 3, 2022
Police said the man struck and killed a tow truck driver assisting a motorist whose car had broken down on the Merritt Parkway in Trumbull.
June 3, 2022
Police said the Weston man struck and killed a tow truck driver assisting a motorist whose vehicle had broken down on the Merritt Parkway.
June 3, 2022
Dean Robert, 48 of Weston was sentenced at Bridgeport Superior Court for hitting and killing Corey Iodice, 58 of Florida on the Merritt Parkway in 2020.
June 2, 2022
Cindy Iodice, founder of the Flagman safety organization, stands with Sen. Richard Blumenthal at a press conference Thursday to emphasize highway safety. Her brother Corey Iodice, a tow truck driver, was killed along a highway in Trumbull while helping a motorist in 2020. (Don Stacom)
June 2, 2022