A higher volume of traffic will be hitting the roads this Memorial Day holiday. Be aware that the police will be patrolling the highways for drivers who may be impaired, following too closely or may be unrestrained.
Indiana State Police officers and 249 other law enforcement agencies in the state are in the midst of the Click it or Ticket campaign. This enforcement focuses on seat belt usage and will be in full effect this weekend. It continues until June 1.
Officers will be conducting special patrols to identify and ticket unrestrained drivers and passengers.
Click it or Ticket has been credited with increasing Indiana’s seat belt usage rate, but improvements are being made to save even more lives. Statistics show wearing a seat belt increases your chances of surviving a crash by more than 50 percent.
If an officer finds you without a seat belt on, you will get a ticket.