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Slow Down, Move Over event this Friday for ODOT employee safety

Posted Apr. 19, 2017 by

This Friday, April 21, please join fellow OCSEA members in ODOT in a “Slow Down, Move Over” outreach event located at the Northbound and Southbound rest areas off I-71, just north of Gemini/Polaris Parkway. The event runs from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. and will feature OCSEA leaders and activists talking to the public about the importance of the Ohio Move Over law for ODOT employee safety.

The event will also honor Lee Rizor, a member of Delaware Chapter 2100, who was killed on the job when he was struck by a semi-tanker truck on I-71. His wife, Mary, as well as OCSEA activists turned tragedy into triumph as they fought to change Ohio law to include all highway workers in Ohio’s Move Over law. Now motorists must slow down not only for police officers and tow-truck operators, but also for ALL highway and maintenance workers.

Handouts will be available at both locations regarding the law and OCSEA will have key chains on hand to give away. Promise banners will allow the public to sign their name and promise to “slow down and move over” when approaching employees working along Ohio’s roadways.