Posted on June 08, 2012 9:20 AM
On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Operations will host a webinar launching the Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Public Outreach Toolkit from noon to 1:30 p.m. CT. The public outreach toolkit focuses on two laws, “Move It” (625 ILCS 5/11-402) and “Slow Down/Move Over” (Scott’s Law, 625 ILCS 5/11-907 (c)), enacted by Illinois and many other states to manage and clear traffic incidents quickly and safely. The “Move it” law requires motorists who are involved in a traffic incident to move their vehicles out of the lanes of traffic if they are able and it is safe to do so. The “Slow Down/Move Over” laws require motorists to reduce speed and move over when they see the flashing lights of emergency response vehicles. The toolkit will provide agencies with free customizable outreach tools to educate the traveling public on these two laws.
Also, immediately following the webinar until 2:00 p.m. CT, an optional “Media 101” training will be held to provide tips for partnering with the media in local public awareness campaigns.