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[ISP] Don’t Be Wrong by Driving Off the Road Right
Start Date: 10/31/2012Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 10/31/2012End Time: 11:59 PM
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Peru – In Indiana, in 2012, there have been 169 reported traffic fatalities in which the primary crash causation factor was a vehicle running off the road to the right. In the seven counties covered by officers from the Indiana State Police Peru Post there have been 580 crashes in which the primary crash causation factor was a vehicle running off the road to the right. Those crashes have resulted 193 injuries and six deaths.

The Indiana State Police has identified vehicles running off the road to the right as one of the six crash causation factors that contribute to fatal vehicle crashes in Indiana. The other factors are speeding, following another vehicle too closely, unsafe lane movement, failure to yield the right of way, and impaired driving.

Driving a vehicle off the road to the right increases the probability that a motorist will hit a fixed roadside object and/ or experience a rollover crash. Those types of crashes quite often result in injuries or death. The most common reasons for motorists running off the road to the right are driver inattention and distracted driving.

In an effort to reduce crashes, troopers would like all drivers to avoid the listed distracting behaviors.
 
While driving do not:
- Use telecommunication devices
- Change the radio station or adjust a GPS device
- Adjust the interior vehicle controls
- Eat, drink, or smoke
- Attend to hygienic needs
- Talk to passengers
- Read maps, books, or newspapers
- Pick up dropped objects
- Operate a vehicle while fatigued or impaired

"Our officers are committed to reducing crashes,” stated Lt. Jeremy Kelly, commander of the Indiana State Police Peru Post. “We need all drivers to also be committed by not engaging in any activity that would divert their attention away from the road.”

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Tony Slocum
Phone: (765) 475-8102
Email: tslocum@isp.in.gov
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