To help ensure the safety of all motorists during this heavily traveled
holiday, Indiana State Police will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E.
(Combined Accident Reduction Effort) from Wednesday, July 3, through Sunday,
Operation C.A.R.E. is a federally funded program which will allow more than
100 additional troopers to patrol area roadways in an attempt to reduce the
number of crashes, fatalities, and injuries over the holiday weekend.
Troopers will be targeting impaired drivers and those 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 Indiana State Police offers 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
*Avoid using cell phones while driving. Distracted driving is dangerous
*Never drink and drive.
*Make sure everyone is buckled up.
The Indiana State Police would like everyone to remember that driving comes
with important responsibilities to yourself, your passengers, and other