To 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
Troopers will be specifically seeking 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 seeking impaired drivers.
In addition, the ISP is participating in the “Click it or Ticket”
enforcement campaign through June 2. The campaign will include not only the
Indiana State Police, but more than 250 local law enforcement agencies
throughout the state.
Finally, 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, and illegal interstate parking.
Some safety tips from the ISP:
* 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 ISP reminds everyone that driving comes with important responsibilities
to yourself, to your passengers, and to other drivers.