JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – With football season back in action in Mississippi, leaders with the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) offered some tips on how to get to a game safely before kickoff.
The goal of “MDOT’s Road to Game Day” is to keep drivers safe behind the wheel and roadside workers safe along the highways.
“Our men and women work so hard to ensure Mississippi highways are safe for the traveling public, and we ask each person heading out to see their favorite team to do the same for each MDOT worker as well,” said Commissioner Tom King, Chair, Mississippi Transportation Commission. “Pay attention in work zones, slow down and use caution so that everyone makes it to their destination safely.”
Here are some tips to stay safe:
- Never drink and drive, and always have a designated driver
- Pay attention to the road and your surroundings when you are behind the wheel
- Drive the speed limit
- Use extreme caution when traveling through work zones
- Make sure to buckle your seat belt and wear it correctly
- Secure your load