Holiday travel was safer this year, says Indiana State Police

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/ WAWV) — While the holiday weekend is coming to a close, law enforcement will still be patrolling to ensure motorists are driving safely.

Indiana State Police said there were fewer accidents on the roadway this holiday season than in years past. Sergeant Matt Ames with ISP said it has been a successful holiday.

“We have not worked any serious personal injury accidents or definitely any fatals here,” Ames said. “We are getting very good voluntary compliance from the public nd everyone out here driving responsible.”

Ames believes the safer roadways are due to less people traveling during the pandemic.

“A lot more people were doing Zoom meetings this year and participating in Thanksgiving that way,” he said.

Ames wanted to remind drivers that while roadways are more clear, it does not give motorists a license to speed.

“We are seeing an uptick in the vehicle speeds that are out here traveling due to the fact there are not as many motorists out here on the roadway,” Ames said.

Ames said ISP will continue to monitor the roadways through Sunday night as Thanksgiving travel comes to an end.

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