Indiana officers cracking down on impaired driving next month

first_img Indiana officers cracking down on impaired driving next month Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img TAGSimpaired drivingIndianaNational Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationNHTSAofficerspolice (Photo supplied/ABC 57) Indiana police officers will be cracking down on impaired driving next month, as part of a statewide enforcement campaign.From February 26 through March 21, officers will be conducting high-visibility patrols showing zero tolerance for those driving aggressively, over the speed limit or under the influence.The overtime patrols are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) through an Indiana Criminal Justice Institute grant.A report released from the NHTSA reveals that more road users engaged in risky behaviors in 2020, such as speeding or driving under the influence, and that fewer motorists wore seat belts.Also despite fewer drivers on the road in Indiana, 2020 was the third highest year for traffic fatalities in the past decade.To avoid the potential for legal fees and criminal charges, the department recommends following these simple steps:Slow down and follow all posted speed limits.Never drive impaired. If you plan on drinking, plan for a safe, sober ride home.Do not tailgate or drive aggressively.Put down the phone and avoid distracted driving.Buckle up – every trip, every time. By Brooklyne Beatty – February 24, 2021 0 327 Google+ Facebook Pinterest Previous articleCOVID-19 is the biggest cause of death in Michigan historyNext articleMeijer, South Bend Cubs team up for turkey giveaway Brooklyne Beattylast_img read more