California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Tuesday, July 12, 2010

Contact: Public Information Officer Hayden Manning

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Media Advisory

Move Over Law

WHAT:   Officials from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) will hold a news conference to discuss the Move Over law and its Public Awareness Campaign.

WHO:   Caltrans District Director Laurie Berman
CHP Captain Rich Steward

WHEN:   Wednesday, July 13
Starting at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Caltrans Kearny Mesa Maintenance Yard
7181 Opportunity Road
San Diego, CA 92111

WHY:  Caltrans is launching a campaign to help educate the public about the Move Over law, which requires motorists when they see Caltrans trucks with flashing amber lights or other emergency vehicles with flashing lights, to move over a lane, when safe.

VISUALS:  Display of billboard scheduled to be up in the San Diego area on July 25. A Caltrans Maintenance Workers will be available for interviews to talk about close calls working on the freeway.

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