Spirit Ride procession hits the streets to promote safe driving

Local groups are working to promote safe driving.

A Spirit Ride procession will make it's way through Jacksonville en route to Wilmington Friday afternoon.

The procession features a colorful, ceremonial casket from tow truck to tow truck across the nation.

The American Tow-Man Spirit Ride promotes safe driving and the Slow Down, Move Over law in support of first responders and tow truck drivers who have been killed by passing vehicles on roadways.

About 300 towing companies across the country are taking part in the event.