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May 16, 2019



VDOT Bristol participates in Fourth Annual Slow Down Move Over Rally in Wytheville

BRISTOL - For the fourth year in a row, employees from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Bristol District will participate in the Slow Down Move Over Rally Sunday (May 19) at Wytheville Community College from 4 – 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

The rally gives emergency service organizations the opportunity to talk with the public about safety, and to remind them of the state law requiring motorists to slow down or move over when they see emergency vehicles with blue or amber lights working along the highway.

It also provides the opportunity for children to get an up-close look at some of the vehicles VDOT uses daily to perform maintenance work. VDOT plans to have four vehicles at the event, as well as a mock work zone with portable rumble strips on display.

“With over 40 emergency vehicles and multiple exhibits, the event is a great educational opportunity and shows local public safety organization’s commitment to the community,” said VDOT Area Construction Engineer Todd Repass. “We are also able to educate the community on the Move Over Law, a law that is important to the safety of all emergency response personnel.”

In addition to emergency, tow truck and construction vehicles, this year’s event includes fire department extrication demonstrations, activities for kids and Wings Air Ambulance.

The event is sponsored by the American Society of Highway Engineers’ Blue Ridge Chapter and organized by 103 Towing in Wytheville. For more information, contact Clay Bush at 276-613-0997.    (END)



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