Road Construction and Safety will be the focus of this Sunday's Newsmakers. The monthly public affairs program is hosted by Senior Producer Jayne Ann Bugda and I-Team Reporter Andy Mehalshick,
Bugda and Melhalshick will have as their guests Rick Mason and James May of PennDOT and Eileen Miller, whose son was killed by a distracted driver. Mason and May will discuss the current road construction projects underway in each of their districts in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania. The conversation will then focus on driver safety. The panel will discuss work zone safety, seat belts and distracted driving. Miller will give a firsthand account of how lives change in an instant when a loved one is killed in a distracted driving crash. Newsmakers airs Sunday, April 14th at 6:30 a.m. on WYOU and at 11 a.m. on WBRE TV.
For more information
Take the NO Text NEPA Pledge
If you have any road concerns you can call PennDOT's toll free hotline at 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623)
Call "511" or visit 511 for interstate conditions
Paul Miller Junior was killed by a distracted driver on July 5, 2010. No Text or Call is worth a life.
click here to learn more about his mom's fight against distracted driving.
Click here to learn about the Distracted Advocate Network
PennDOT's Worker's Memorial
Work Zone Safety Tips
Drive the posted work-zone speed limit.
Turn on your headlights if signs instruct you to do so.
. Don't tailgate.
Use four-way flashers when stopped or traveling slowly.
Avoid distractions and give your full attention to the road.