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Last updated on Saturday, May 11, 2013
(UNDATED) - Starting Sunday, Indiana State Police will be participating in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Ticket Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) campaign to reduce the number of crashes involving commercial motor vehicles and passenger cars. Troopers will participate in this campaign through Saturday, June 8th.
The TACT program uses education and high visibility traffic enforcement to reduce commercial motor vehicle related crashes. By participating in TACT, Indiana State Police hope to deter unsafe driving behavior by passenger vehicle and commercial motor vehicle drivers when they interact on the roadway. Troopers will be specifically looking for motorists who drive dangerously around semi trucks and other commercial motor vehicles. Some of the violations troopers will be concentrating on include: unsafe lane changes, failure to yield the right of way, following too closely and aggressive driving. In many crashes involving commercial motor vehicles, the crash is caused by non-commercial drivers operating in an unsafe manner.
"The Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division would like to remind everyone that traffic safety is a continuing partnership between the general motoring public, the commercial transportation industry and law enforcement. Together, through safer driving practices, we can reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries," said Captain Mike Eslinger, Commander of the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division.
Indiana State Police encourage all drivers to follow these safety tips when driving around commercial motor vehicles:
Direct further inquiries to Sgt. Angie Hahn at 317.615.7409 or MCI/District Coordinator Mike Wilson at 317.615.7373.
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