Police Reminding Drivers To Be Safe While Driving This Holiday Season

As families take to the roads this holiday season, police are reminding drivers extra patrols will be cracking down on impaired driving and seat belt violations to increase safety on the state’s streets and highways. Officers will be working overtime hours as part of a comprehensive effort to curb impaired and dangerous driving. Police say if you see someone driving in a manner you suspect of being impaired, there is a high probability you are right. Call 911 immediately and report the location, description, and direction the vehicle is traveling. This will help officers take action necessary to prevent a possible tragedy. In November 2013, there were 490 alcohol-related crashes across Indiana resulting in 224 injuries and 13 fatalities. A total of 735 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence and 9,504 seat belt citations were issued to drivers and passengers who were not properly restrained.