Indiana State Police Remind Motorists to Buckle Up During Holiday Travel

first_imgMemorial Day weekend traditionally starts off the summer travel season, and this weekend is shaping up to be the busiest in the Hoosier State in years. With the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Race this weekend, along with lower fuel prices, travelers can expect a record number of motorists on the roadways.Law enforcement throughout the state, including the Indiana State Police, will be participating in the Click it or Ticket Campaign and Operation CARE, or Combined Accident Reduction Effort. Troopers will be looking for aggressive drivers, impaired drivers, and those that don’t buckle up. According to NHTSA, (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) seatbelts reduce your risk of injury and death in a crash by 50%.“The Indiana State Police welcome the thousands of visitors from across the nation and around the world coming to central Indiana this weekend to enjoy the ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing’.”, stated ISP Superintendent Doug Carter. “I encourage everyone to buckle up for safety, just as the 33 drivers in the Indianapolis 500 do each time they are behind the wheel of a race car or their own car.With the expected increase in traffic, it’s important that motorists follow the safety tips below:•Obey all speed limits and always use your turn signals.•Never drink and drive. Always have a designated driver.•Make sure everyone is buckled up and children are properly restrained in child seats.•Watch for and expect slowed or stopped traffic when approaching construction zones.•Make sure you are well rested. A fatigued driver is as dangerous as an impaired driver.•Avoid following too close. Use the two-second rule. Maintain following distance in construction zones.•Don’t text and drive.•SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER for emergency, utility and highway service vehicles.Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1. Give a vehicle description, location, and direction of travel. Never follow an impaired driver.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more


Doughnut Week plans special birthday push

first_imgCraft bakers are being urged to lend their support to the 20th National Doughnut Week from 7-14 May.The week-long doughnut-fest gives bakers and coffee shops the chance to raise their local profile by taking part in a national campaign to raise money for charity The Children’s Trust from doughnut sales.Last year’s success stories included ’decorate a doughnut’ stalls at local farmer’s markets, ’a doughnut a day keeps the blues away’ doughnut menu, The Doughnut Dash, a workers’ coffee time treat idea and Football World Cup doughnuts to forecast the result of the tournament.Lisa Boswell, of sponsor CSM United Kingdom, said: “Because this is the 20th anniversary of National Doughnut Week, we are planning lots of great new ways to help promote local bakers and their doughnut events. These range from Facebook and YouTube to local radio hook-ups, celebrity sponsors and free posters and point-of-sale material.”last_img read more