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Last updated on Friday, November 11, 2011
(UNDATED) - Indiana State Police Increase Patrols for Upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday in an effort to make the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday travel period safer, ISP along
with nearly 250 other law enforcement agencies will be participating in the annual Click it or Ticket - Safe Family Travel campaign.
Beginning today, ISP will be conducting high visibility enforcement efforts including sobriety check points and saturation patrols targeting impaired drivers and unrestrained motorists.
Last year 135 people were killed on Hoosier highways involving an impaired driver. Nearly 25 percent of all fatal collisions were alcohol related. Since 2006, approximately one in every five fatal crashes on Indiana roadways involved an impaired driver.
Troopers want to remind all motorists and passengers the importance of buckling up. Of the 754 people killed on Indiana roadways in 2010, 54 percent were found to be unrestrained. Your chances of survival in a rollover crash increase by 75 percent if you are restrained.
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