Statement as issued Friday by the state police:
Indiana – To help ensure the safety of all motorists during the Memorial Day weekend, Indiana State Police will be participating in “Operation CARE”, (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), and “SWDUIEP”, (Statewide Driving Under the Influence Project). Troopers will be specifically looking for drivers who speed, follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes, and fail to buckle up or to properly restrain children. Troopers will also be aggressively looking for impaired drivers.
Indiana State Police will also be participating in the “Click it or Ticket” enforcement campaign through June 2nd. The campaign will include not only the Indiana State Police, but more than 250 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state.
Additionally, troopers and motor carrier inspectors will work extra hours to ensure commercial motor vehicles are operating safely. Their efforts will concentrate on enforcing traffic, logbook, size, weight and mechanical violations as well as illegal interstate parking.
Indiana State Police encourage all motorists to observe the following safety tips:
• Make sure you’re well rested before traveling.
• Avoid tailgating. Remember the two-second rule.
• Obey posted speed limits and always use turn signals when turning and making lane changes.
• Make sure everyone is properly buckled up.
• Never drink and drive. If you’re going to consume alcohol, make sure you have a designated driver.
The Indiana State Police would like everyone to remember that driving comes with important responsibilities to yourself, to your passengers and to other drivers.