ISP:” Buckle Up, Mobile Down” for vacation trip travel

Castle WAYNE, Ind. The Indiana State Police ( ISP) wants to remind the public of the importance of safe driving practices ahead of the anticipated increase in travel with Memorial Day weekend upon us. Indiana State Police officials sent a message to vehicles to remind them to always use cars and not drive distracted in support of the late launched” Buckle Up Phone Down” plan. While Indiana’s nearly 94 % seat belt use rate over the past few years surpasses the national rate of 91 %, the other 6 % accounts for 47 % of all fatalities, according to an ISP release. According to the AAO, texting and driving increases the risk of accidents by 50 %, and in Indiana, more than 7, 000 accidents were caused by distracted driving or mobile devices in 2022. Drivers can check traffic at INDOT Trafficwise ( 511in ) before leaving this weekend. org ). Copyright 2024 WPTA. All rights reserved.