Indiana Governor Proclaims October 20, 2018, as Slow Down to Get Around Day

Indiana Governor Proclaims October 20, 2018, as Slow Down to Get Around Day

Indiana Chapter and Coalition Partners Will Join Governor Eric Holcomb at Fairgrounds for Signing

Indianapolis, IN – In July 2015, then-governor Mike Pence signed House Bill 1305 into law to protect waste and recycling collection workers on the state’s roadways, joining eight other states at the time with similar laws. Currently, 21 states have enacted Slow Down to Get Around legislation.

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, at 9 a.m., the public is welcome to come out and “touch a truck” at the Indiana State Fairgrounds (38th Street, south of  the main entrance). NWRA members will have trucks on display and be joined by Indiana Towing and Wrecker Association, INDOT, Indiana State Police, Indiana Energy Association, Indiana Constructors Inc., Indiana Broadband and Technology Association, Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, Indiana Firefighters’ Association, Indiana State Fraternal Order of Police, Road Construction Awareness Corporation and the Indiana Motor Truck Association.

“Driving safely should be a top priority for anyone getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. We all want to safely get home to our families. Slow Down to Get Around laws carry an important message—take your time and slow down around garbage trucks. We thank Governor Holcomb for issuing the proclamation and reminding motorists to slow down when approaching waste collection workers,” said Darrell Smith, president and CEO of NWRA.

NWRA member companies have been diligent in providing advanced safety training for drivers and those who hop off the trucks to make collections. But, drivers who are distracted, or just going too fast, are a major hazard for waste collection workers.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and a variety of other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association