Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

July 5, 2013

Operation CARE underway by ISP


The Batesville Herald-Tribune

---- — To help ensure the safety of all motorists during this heavily traveled holiday, Indiana State Police are participating in Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) from July 3-7. The federally-funded program will allow more than 100 additional troopers to patrol area roads in an attempt to reduce the number of crashes, fatalities and injuries over the July Fourth weekend.

Troopers will be targeting impaired drivers, motorists who speed, follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes, drive aggressively and fail to buckle up or properly restrain their children. Troopers also encourage motorists to stay off their cell phones while driving.

The police encourage all motorists to observe these safety tips:

• If you’re planning to travel a long distance, make sure you are well rested. A fatigued driver is a dangerous driver.

• Avoid tailgating. Remember the two-second rule.

• Obey all speed limits and always use your turn signals when turning and changing lanes.

• Avoid using cell phones while driving. Distracted driving is dangerous driving.

• Never drink and drive.

• Make sure everyone is buckled up.

Indiana State Police would like everyone to remember that driving comes with important responsibilities to yourself, your passengers and other motorists.