Collecting trash is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In fact, garbage workers are far more likely to die on the job than police officers or professional firefighters.

One of the biggest dangers they face is being hit by other drivers swerving to pass the trucks along their routes. That’s why lawmakers in 16 states have passed “Slow Down to Get Around” laws in recent years.

Vock, Daniel (2017, August 10). States Hope to Make One of the Dirtiest, Deadliest Jobs a Little Safer. Retrieved from URL –