Troopers from the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post would like to encourage safe travels during this Fourth of July holiday. To help ensure the safety of all motorists during this holiday period, the Indiana State Police will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and DUIEP (Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Project). Both of these are federally funded programs that allow extra troopers to patrol Hoosier highways during the upcoming holiday period.
Efforts will be focused on distracted drivers, impaired drivers, and drivers and passengers not buckled up. Last year during the three day holiday period there were 1,623 crashes that resulted in 396 injuries and six fatalities.
Do your part to ensure safety on Indiana’s roads:
- Don’t drive distracted
- Avoid tailgating
- Use turn signals
- Obey the speed limit
- Make sure everyone is buckled up
- Don’t drive impaired by drugs or alcohol
If you do see a possibly impaired driver, call 911 and give the vehicle’s description, location and direction of travel, and license plate, if possible. The goal is for everyone to celebrate safely and responsibly to ensure a safe 4th of July.