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Indiana law enforcement teaming up for travel crackdown

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Sgt. Jerry Goodin with representatives of other southern Indiana law enforcement agencies. Sgt. Jerry Goodin with representatives of other southern Indiana law enforcement agencies.

SELLERSBURG, IN (WAVE) - With more people hitting the road this year for Thanksgiving, law enforcement agencies are teaming up in Indiana to make sure you have a safe holiday.

They are looking for impaired drivers, people who are texting while driving and those who don't buckle up. Indiana State Police said more than half of the accidents they investigated last year involved people who were not wearing their seat belts.

"We want to make sure people understand that you must wear that seat belt," said Sgt. Jerry Goodin of the ISP Sellersburg post. "The driver needs to be responsible. If you start to take off and there's someone in your car that's not buckled up, uh then you need to stop and say 'we're not leaving until someone gets buckled up."

City, county and state officers are working together for the blitz which runs through December 1.

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