Source: Indiana Department of Transportation
You are invited to join the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) along with highway construction, utility industry and public safety partners on Tuesday, April 4 at 11 a.m. to mark the ceremonial start to highway construction season. Help us promote safe driving behaviors near work zones and raise awareness about Indiana’s Move-Over Laws as part of Work Zone Awareness Week.
WHO: INDOT and a large assembly of highway construction, utility industry and public safety partners, including:
- INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness,
- Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter,
- Indiana Dept. of Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble,
- Indiana Constructors Inc. President Richard Hedgecock,
- American Traffic Safety Services Association – Indiana Chapter,
- Road Construction Awareness Corporation
WHERE: INDOT Traffic Management Center and Indiana State Police Post 52 (8620 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN. 46219)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 4 at 11 a.m. until noon. Please arrive early.
WHY: This year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week theme is “Work Zone Safety Is In Your Hands.” We intend to raise motorists’ awareness about the personal responsibility for making safe choices and the consequences of dangerous driving behaviors near highway work zones. Our goal is to improve safety, reduce crashes and injuries, and bring the number of fatalities to zero. Safety requires participation from everyone, especially drivers, to make all highway work zones as safe as possible. We are all in this together.
For more information about Indiana’s Move-Over Laws, go to http://www.in.gov/isp/2890.htm.
Please share this invitation. Safety is the top priority of INDOT and its partners, and we need as much support as we can gather to make this construction season a success. Hardhats and safety vests or orange clothing are strongly encouraged.
Follow @INDOTEast on Twitter and INDOT East Central on Facebook. Find links to all INDOT social media pages at http://bit.ly/INDOTsocial.
Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects and services at http://bit.ly/INDOTsubscription.
Motorists can learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.