Distracted, drowsy, drunk, drugged and disgruntled drivers are striking firefighters, EMTs and emergency vehicles at roadway incidents with increasing frequency. We can’t change their “D” behavior, but we can change how we do things to protect our personnel. Roads and highways are the most common immediately dangerous area of operation for firefighters and EMTs and it is critical that personnel safeguard themselves during roadway operations. This session will offer defensive strategies for roadway incident scene management and provide an overview of the emerging hazards of semi-autonomous vehicles. The benefits of new technology like digital alerting devices will also be reviewed.