Buckle Up, Don’t Drink & Drive

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana State Police will join more than 230 local law-enforcement agencies across the state to spot violations to Indiana’s seat belt and impaired driving laws.

Through the weekend after Thanksgiving, expect to see an increase in random patrols, saturation patrols and checkpoints.

In every state, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. In Indiana, drivers under 21 with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of .02 or higher are subject to fines and a license suspension for up to 1 year.

Indiana has a primary seat-belt law, meaning that police officers may ticket unrestrained drivers or passengers, even if no other traffic violation has taken place. In addition, all passengers under age 8 must be in an approved car seat or booster seat.

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