Police Will Join Labor Day Travelers On Ind. Highways

Posted On August 28, 2014

indiana-state-police-cruiser-logo.jpg(Versailles, Ind.) – Law enforcement across Indiana won’t be taking a three day Labor Day weekend.

They’ll be hard at work instead. Officers with the Indiana State Police and other agencies will be doing extra patrols on the state’s roads and highways part of the nationwide Operation Pull Over safe driving campaign. Troopers will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers speeding, following too close and making unsafe lane changes.

They’ll also pull over people seen violating Indiana’s seatbelt law.

ISP and more than 250 agencies in Indian are also participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk driving. The blitz started on August 8 and continued through September 1.

AAA estimates that 34.7 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home this weekend, the most since 2008.

“There seems to be stronger consumer optimism driving the desire to get in a quick vacation this Labor Day weekend,” said Cheryl Parker, Corporate Public Affairs Manager, AAA.  “People want to take advantage of the three-day weekend and enjoy themselves.”