ISP Conducting Extra Patrols for Thanksgiving Weekend

(photo supplied / Indiana State Police)

Indiana State Police Troopers will be conducting extra patrols for the Thanksgiving holiday as more travelers take to the road.

ISP is calling their effort “Operation Safe Family Travel,” as upwards of 150 extra troopers will be working overtime hours as they aim to curb impaired and dangerous driving. They will also be extra vigilant for high risk behaviors such as distracted driving, following too closely, and the use of seat belts and proper child restraints.

Last year in Indiana, the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday period from November 21-24 experienced more than 2,100 vehicle crashes across the state. 267 of those crashes involved personal injury, and seven involved fatalities.