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Tow truck driver discusses dangers of the job

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BURTON (WJRT) -

(01/23/14) - Tow truck drivers say drivers need to focus on the road, slow down and don't rubber neck.

There's a lot of safety risks involved when it comes to towing cars in severe winter weather.

The lot at Burton City Towing, on East Court in Flint, is full of cars they've had to rescue from the snow. They say it's a dangerous job.

We spoke with tow truck driver Jim Ezell, who's been at it since the 1960s. He's seen just about everything out on the job. He tells us his co-workers have been hit on the side of the road while trying to rescue stranded vehicles.

The biggest problem is drivers just don't slow down. Jim wants to get the message out there - watch out for drivers on the side of the road, be courteous and move over.

Jim says several of their tow trucks in the yard here have been hit this winter. They have broken headlights from cars just not paying attention and slamming into them.

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