Purdue students improve Indy 500 security checkpoints

A group of Purdue students figured out a way to shorten the amount of time race fans will wait at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway entrance gates on race day.

The new process will get crowds through the gates and into the grandstands 25 seconds faster.

It doesn’t seem like much, but that time adds up. Eric Dietz, the director at the Purdue Homeland Security Institute and professor of computer and information technology, said taking saving 25 seconds on more than 100,000 people will save security personnel 2,000 man hours.

See coverage of the new process from WISH-TV.

The Purdue Homeland Security class observed the security checkpoints in 2013 to help come up with the improved plan.

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