Indiana State Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Officers and Motor Carriers Inspectors will be participating in a statewide blitz beginning this coming Sunday September 24 through the 30th that will concentrate on Commercial Motor Vehicle seatbelt enforcement and education.
A goal for the Indiana State Police Commercial Motor Vehicle Division is to reduce the number of CMV crashes, which will also lower the number of injuries and fatalities related to those crashes.
State police say education is a key component of this effort as troopers continue to emphasize to commercial vehicle carrier companies, their drivers and the drivers of passenger cars about the importance of voluntary compliance with seatbelt and traffic laws.
They say it is an undisputed fact that proper seatbelt use reduces the possibility of injury or death the result of a crash.
Police say through continued education and enforcement of Indiana’s seatbelt laws, lives can be saved. They say while their stated goal is voluntary compliance, in those situations where a traffic ticket is warranted, commercial vehicle operators will be cited for seatbelt violations.
More information on the Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division can be found at www.in.gov/isp. Click on the link “Commercial Vehicles.”