Indiana State Police Enhances Thanksgiving Travel Patrols for Safety


Jasper, IN – In anticipation of increased Thanksgiving travel, the Indiana State Police is intensifying patrols in collaboration with law enforcement agencies statewide. Officials urge responsible decisions and emphasize the dangers of impaired driving during this holiday season. With Thanksgiving historically witnessing a surge in impaired driving incidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2021 alone, 190 individuals lost their lives in alcohol-related crashes from the day before Thanksgiving to the following Monday. Motorists are strongly encouraged to plan for a safe journey home by appointing a sober driver.