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Indiana State Police want to make sure you stay safe during the heavily traveled Fourth of July holiday.
To do this, State police will be participating in the Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) today through Sunday.
Operation C.A.R.E. is a federally funded program and 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 drivers who are impaired, speeding, following too closely, making unsafe lane changes, driving aggressively and failing to buckle up or properly restraining their children. Troopers also encourage you to stay off your cell phones while driving.
The Indiana State Police encourage you to observe the following 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.
State police would like you to remember that driving comes with important responsibilities to yourself, your passengers and other motorists.
Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013 9:46:47 AM
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