California Department of Transportation District 11 ­ San Diego & Imperial Counties

District 11

Monday, July 25, 2011

Contact: Public Information Officer Cathryne Bruce-Johnson

Phone: (619) 688-6670

Media Advisory - New date for news conference to discuss the Move Over Law and its Public Awareness Campaign.

WHAT:    Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, this news conference has been rescheduled. 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 El Centro Area Commander, Captain Ben Norcon

NEW DATE:   Wednesday, July 27
Starting at 1 p.m.

WHERE:  Sunbeam Rest Area
Westbound Interstate 8
6 miles west of El Centro in Imperial County

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

VISUALS:   A changeable message sign will display the new Move Over message. A Caltrans Maintenance Worker will be available for interviews to talk about close calls working on the freeway.

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