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State police plan high-visibility Thanksgiving holiday patrols

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PERRY COUNTY – In an effort to make the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period safer, Indiana State Police officers will join approximately 250 other law-enforcement agencies state-wide participating in the annual Safe Family Travel campaign.

Beginning last Friday and running through Dec. 1, the Indiana State Police will  conduct high-visibility enforcement efforts, including sobriety check points and saturation patrols targeting impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists.

In 2012, alcohol-impaired driving in Indiana was linked to 150 fatalities, an increase from 140 fatalities in 2011, and 2,112 injuries. Alcohol-impaired collisions comprised less than 3 percent of all Indiana crashes, but accounted for 20.3 percent of Indiana’s 779 traffic fatalities in 2012.

Roughly six out of 10 fatalities in alcohol-impaired collisions were the result of impaired drivers from 2008 to 2012. Approximately 80 percent of serious fatal and incapacitating injuries from alcohol-impaired collisions occurring during the 2008-12 period were suffered by impaired drivers and their passengers.

Police ask drivers to do their part to make the Thanksgiving Holiday travel period safe by observing the following safety rules:

•  If you are planning to travel, make sure you are well rested. A fatigued driver is a dangerous driver

• Avoid tailgating; remember the two-second rule

• Make sure everyone is buckled up
• Put down the electronic devices and drive
• Don’t drink and drive
• Slow down for emergency and highway service vehiclesPERRY COUNTY – In an effort to make the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period safer, Indiana State Police officers will join approximately 250 other law-enforcement agencies state-wide participating in the annual Safe Family Travel campaign.

Beginning last Friday and running through Dec. 1, the Indiana State Police will  conduct high-visibility enforcement efforts, including sobriety check points and saturation patrols targeting impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists.

In 2012, alcohol-impaired driving in Indiana was linked to 150 fatalities, an increase from 140 fatalities in 2011, and 2,112 injuries. Alcohol-impaired collisions comprised less than 3 percent of all Indiana crashes, but accounted for 20.3 percent of Indiana’s 779 traffic fatalities in 2012.

Roughly six out of 10 fatalities in alcohol-impaired collisions were the result of impaired drivers from 2008 to 2012.

Approximately 80 percent of serious fatal and incapacitating injuries from alcohol-impaired collisions occurring during the 2008-12 period were suffered by impaired drivers and their passengers.

Police ask drivers to do their part to make the Thanksgiving Holiday travel period safe by observing the following safety rules:

•  If you are planning to travel, make sure you are well rested. A fatigued driver is a dangerous driver

• Avoid tailgating; remember the two-second rule

• Make sure everyone is buckled up
• Put down the electronic devices and drive
• Don’t drink and drive
• Slow down for emergency and highway service vehicles