Indiana State Police increase patrols over Memorial Day weekend
With all the information and statistics we have on how wearing a seat belt while driving or in a moving vehicle can literally save your life, the fact that there are people who still not wearing them is beyond me. I don’t even start my truck until I put my seat belt on, and I can’t even imagine what kind of shape I’d be today if I didn’t have my seat belt on when I got got boned by a drunk driver on the way to work a few years ago, and i don’t want that either. Yet, despite what we know, there are some who still don’t buckle up before hitting the road. These are the people the Indiana State Police will be looking for this Memorial Day weekend during their department’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
The Department will join local law enforcement across the state in providing additional soldiers who will keep their eyes peeled for drivers and passengers who are not wearing their seat belts as well as those who drive dangerously due to the fatigue or drunkenness.
- In its announcement of the additional patrols, the State Police also provided the following safety tips for residents who will be hitting the road on Memorial Day weekend:
- Make sure you are well rested before driving. A tired driver is a dangerous driver.
- Follow other vehicles from a safe distance.
- Always use your turn signals when changing lanes and when turning.
- Avoid “dragging” in the left lane unless you are actively passing or preparing to make a nearby left turn.
- Avoid driving while distracted.
- Make sure everyone is properly strapped in.
- Don’t drink and drive.
Also, if you see another motorist driving erratically or dangerously, state police encourage you to call 911 immediately so the troopers can get them off the road.
By the way, the fine for being caught without a seatbelt is $25.
Logan of Evansville’s Promise Offering Safe Rides Memorial Day Weekend
If you’re planning on enjoying adult beverages over the Memorial Day weekend vacation, make sure you have a plan in place to get home safely. If you live in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, or Gibson counties, Logan’s Promise offers to take that for you with its Safe Ride program. From 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. on Friday May 27, Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29, use the promo code SAFMEMORIAL2022 when ordering a ride home and Logan’s Promise will cover the cost of your ride up to $25.
[Source: Indiana State Police]
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