Police conducting high-visibility patrols through March

The Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office announced on Thursday high-visibility patrols with zero tolerance for those driving aggressively, over the speed limit, or under the influence, will take place from February 26 through March 21st.

Elkhart City Police, Goshen City Police, Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, Nappanee Police Department, Bristol Police Department, and Wakarusa Police Department will all be conducting the patrols that are aimed to combat dangerous and impaired driving.

On average, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“We’re seeing an uptick in dangerous driving during the pandemic, and it’s very concerning,” said Devon McDonald, ICJI Executive Director. “That’s why we’re pulling out all the stops this March to reverse that trend and encourage safe driving behavior. Preventing loss of life is our top priority.”

Agencies across Michiana advise to avoid potential legal fees and criminal charges to follow these steps:

  • Slow down and follow all posted speed limits.
  • Never drive impaired, and if you plan to drink account for a safe and sober ride home.
  • Do not tailgate or drive aggressively.
  • Put down the phone and avoid distracted driving.
  • Buckle up for every trip, every time.

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