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Thanksgiving Holiday Patrols

November 8, 2013
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  11/11/13 In an effort to make the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday travel period safer, the Indiana State Police will be joining approximately 250 other law enforcement agencies statewide in participating in the annual Safe Family Travel campaign. Now through Sunday, December 1 the Indiana State Police will be conducting high visibility enforcement efforts including sobriety check points and saturation patrols targeting impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists. Locally, Plymouth, Culver and Bremen Police will be joining campaign. 

In 2012, alcohol-impaired driving in Indiana was linked to 150 fatalities (increase from 140 fatalities in 2011) and 2,112 injuries. Alcohol-impaired collisions were less than 3 percent of all Indiana crashes, but accounted for 20.3 percent of Indiana 779 traffic fatalities in 2012.

Roughly six out of ten fatalities in alcohol-impaired collisions were the impaired driver from 2008 to 2012. Approximately 80 percent of serious fatal and incapacitating injuries from alcohol-impaired collisions occurring during the 2008-2012 period were suffered by impaired drivers and their passengers.

Please help do you part to make the Thanksgiving Holiday travel period safe by observing the following safety rules:

Ø If you are planning to travel make sure you are well rested, a fatigued driver is a dangerous driver
Ø Avoid tailgating; remember the two-second rule
Ø Make sure everyone is buckled up
Ø Put down the electronic devices and drive
Ø DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
Ø MOVE OVER< SLOW DOWN for emergency and highway service vehicles

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2 Responses to “ Thanksgiving Holiday Patrols ”

  1. CommonCents on November 9, 2013 at 8:40 am

    Prior to Friday, I couldn’t tell you the last time I saw a State Police car on my way to/from work in Lakeville. On Friday, I saw four! I saw two cars going to work (one having pulled someone over in LaPaz) and two going home. Too bad they weren’t doing this a week earlier when a car passed a stopped school bus on HWY31. I do appreciate the increased presence though.

  2. Thor on November 8, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Put down the electronic devices and drive, think, get a life.

    That thing in your hand, it’s not real. Get over it. Move on. Admit your addiction.

    Those things used to be attached to the wall. Our cars didn’t crash if we didn’t answer them.

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