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IMPD issues safety advice for the Indianapolis 500

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Indianapolis, Indiana – The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has issued five safety advice for fans in advance of Sunday’s 108th Indianapolis 500.

1. Plan ahead

IMPD is encouraging spectators to make a plan before heading to Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Police ask fans to know where they’re planning to park and where they’re sitting.

Patrons should also check to see which roads will be closed on race day.

2. Hydrate

Fans attending this year’s Indy 500 should make sure to bring water with them. High temperatures are expected to stretch into the mid-70s, despite there being a strong chance for rain during the day.

IMPD also reminds patrons to pack hats and sunscreen before they leave for the race.

3. Be patient

Police are expecting long lines and congested traffic on Sunday, especially after the race. IMPD indicated that its officers and IMS employees will be working hard to get everyone where they need to go quickly and safely on race day.

4. Respect rules and regulations

IMPD encourages fans to familiarize themselves with the rules and regulations of IMS. Police believe it is important for spectators to know what they can and can’t bring to the track on race day.

IMPD is asking patrons to “follow instructions from event staff and law enforcement to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all race fans.”

5. Don’t drink and drive

Police are urging fans to make sure they have a safe and sober ride home from the race.
The 2024 Indy 500 is slated to begin at 12:45 p.m. Sunday. Gates open to the public at 6 a.m.

 

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