By Frank Denzler Rushville Republican
---- — As additional motorists travel area roads in the coming weeks, law enforcement personnel from Rushville Police Department are participating in a safe driving blitz.
During November 2011, nearly 500 alcohol-related traffic accidents occurred on Indiana roads, including five fatality accidents. During 415 of those incidents, the driver and/or occupant were not restrained at the time of the collision.
The safety blitz is an annual effort and combines high-visibility efforts on the part of officers to enforce seatbelt usage and remove impaired drivers from Rushville roads. The bottom line, according to officers, is click it or ticket and drive sober or get pulled over.
During the weeks that lead up to and follow the Thanksgiving holiday, more people are on the road traveling to visit friends and family. So whether you’re traveling across the country or just across town, one of the best ways to ensure a safe arrival is to always buckle up and drive sober.
Individuals arrested for OWI (operating a motor vehicle while intoxicate) face not only stiff monetary fines, but also the loss of driving privileges for up to 90 days and probation requirements of up to 12 months for first-time offenders.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 x106