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Terre Haute, Indiana
Terre Haute, Indiana
Indiana State Police
Troopers from the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post would like to encourage safe travels during this 4th of July holiday weekend. To help ensure the safety of all motorists the Indiana State Police will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and DUIEP (Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Project) from July 1 to July 5th. These are federally funded programs that allow extra troopers to patrol Hoosier highways during the upcoming holiday period.
Efforts will be focused on distracted drivers, impaired drivers, and drivers and passengers not buckled up. Last year throughout Indiana from July 1 through July 5, there were 2,345 crashes that resulted in 425 injuries and 13 fatalities.
Do your part to ensure safety on Indiana’s roads:
If you do see an impaired driver, call 911 and give the vehicle’s description, location and direction of travel, and license plate, if possible. The goal is for everyone to celebrate safely and responsibly to ensure a safe 4th of July.
4th of July Firework Safety Tips From the Putnamville State Police Post
It’s that time of the year again where everyone is looking forward to celebrating Independence Day! Enjoying the summer weather, having a backyard BBQ, spending time with family and friends, and using fireworks are all some of the best ways to celebrate. ISP Putnamville wants everyone to remain safe this July 4th, and safely handling fireworks is a priority.
Listed below are some safety tips that the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post would like to provide when using fireworks to celebrate this July 4th:
Become more familiar with the state fireworks laws in Indiana. Throughout the year it is legal to set off fireworks from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., but this may be limited further by local ordinances.
Please be sure to check local ordinances for any fireworks limitations that might exist in your area.
The Putnamville State Police Post hopes that these few safety tips help you enjoy your 4th of July by safely celebrating with fireworks.
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News Writer: Lucy Perry