Police Enforce 'Operation CARE' For Memorial Weekend Safety

By Kevin Kitt

Police Enforce 'Operation CARE' For Memorial Weekend Safety

May 24, 2013 Updated May 24, 2013 at 9:34 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Indiana State Police will be participating in "Operation CARE," (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and "SWDUIEP," (Statewide Driving Under the Influence Project) to help insure safery of all motorists during the Memorial Day weekend.

Police say they will be specifically looking for drivers who speed, follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes, and fail to buckle up or to properly restrain children. They will also be aggressively looking for impaired drivers.

Officials say officers will also be participating in the "Click it or Ticket" enforcement campaign through June 2nd. The campaign will include not only the Indiana State Police, but more than 250 local law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

Additionally, officers and motor carrier inspectors will work extra hours to ensure commercial motor vehicles are operating safely. Their efforts will concentrate on enforcing traffic, logbook, size, weight and mechanical violations as well as illegal interstate parking.

Indiana State Police encourage all motorists to observe the following safety tips:
• Make sure you're well rested before traveling.
• Avoid tailgating. Remember the two-second rule.
• Obey posted speed limits and always use turn signals when turning and making lane changes.
• Make sure everyone is properly buckled up.
• Never drink and drive. If you're going to consume alcohol, make sure you have a designated driver.

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