Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

July 3, 2013

ISP to participate in Operation C.A.R.E. over July 4th of holiday


— 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 July 3 through 7.

Operation C.A.R.E. is a federally funded program that 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, 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 Indiana State Police encourage all motorists 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; and

* Make sure everyone is buckled up.