08/20/12 Indiana State Police Troopers at the Bremen District and Toll Road District joined more than 250 other Indiana law enforcement agencies across the Hoosier state in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on impaired and dangerous drivers that began last Friday.

Through Labor Day troopers will work overtime to conduct high-visibility enforcement activities designed specifically to identify impaired drivers.  Motorists will also see an increased number of patrols looking for aggressive drivers and unrestrained motorists during the Blitz 72 period.

The Indiana State Police remains committed to reduce serious injury and fatality crashes along Hoosier highways through aggressive traffic enforcement initiatives such as the current crackdown.  In addition to impaired driving, troopers will continue strict enforcement efforts on those driving behaviors that are leading causation factors in crashes including unreasonable speed, driving left of center, and disregarding stop signs and automatic signal violations.

Blitz 72, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a statewide enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated to the Indiana State Police from the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.  To learn more visit www.StopImpairedDriving.org.

Troopers from every district will also be vigorously patrolling the many construction zones around the state.  Historically work zones have produced numerous crashes caused mostly by distracted drivers.  Drivers are reminded to use extreme caution within the zones.

Motorists are encouraged to be well rested before travel, obey all traffic laws, drive safe and sober, and utilize seatbelts and child restraint devices.