WABASH VALLEY (WTWO/WAWV) — Indiana State Police wants to remind people to continue to drive safely as we navigate through the rest of the holiday season.
Sgt. Matt Ames with Indiana State Police said that so far through this holiday season, they have issued over 188 written citations or traffic arrests and over 250 warnings.
“By doing this, we believe that we are making the roadways as safe as possible for everyone,” Ames said. “We are still continuing to look for the aggressive drivers out there, the people who are driving while intoxicated, failure to wear your seatbelt, and everyone that is not paying attention to the left lane law that we are trying to enforce.”
He said there were also three fatalities in the state of Indiana over the holiday weekend, one of which happened in the Sullivan County area. As holiday travel continues, Ames said it is important to make sure you are following your area’s public information officer and INDOT’s Twitter pages to stay up to date on current road closures.
“We had several people that were coming through the intersections where our troopers were working, asking for directions,” Ames said. “It is kind of hard for our troopers to provide proper directions to those individuals when they are trying to keep traffic moving.”
Ames said troopers will continue to make sure people can be rest assured that they will be able to safely travel through the holidays.
“The most important thing is, we need to make sure that everyone is aware that we will have extra troopers on the road from now until New Year’s Eve,” Ames said. “We will be providing safe roadways for everyone to get to their destinations safely.”