People traveling this Labor Day weekend will be sharing the road with extra police officers, as they spending the holiday making sure everyone stays safe.
Over the long weekend, interstates and highways are going to see an influx of cars trying to get to their final summer destination.
Often times the increase of travelers leads to an increase in back ups and accidents.
Which is why the Indiana State Police are beefing up patrols, make sure drivers make it from point A to point B safely.
“What we ask you to do is to make sure that you are well rested,” said Sgt. Joe Watts. “Make sure that you are sober. Make sure that your vehicle is in good working condition with a full tank of fuel, tires are good, windshield wipers are good. All the normal things that make your vehicle safe. And then when you get on the road we are asking you to be patient.”
ISP is continuing two federally funded programs through the weekend: Operation Pull-Over and their Combined Accident Reduction Effort, nicknamed: “CARE.”