Indiana State Police urge caution during holiday travel

first_imgDon’t forget to watch for slow moving farm equipment on county and state roads. ·Make sure you are well rested.  A fatigued driver is as dangerous as an impaired driver. Use headlights even during daylight hours. Watch attentively for motorcycles. Check blinds spots before changing lanes and look twice at intersections before you turn or pull out into traffic. Reduce your speed in rain and NEVER DRIVE INTO WATER FLOWING OVER THE ROADWAY. Decrease your speed in construction zones-Obey posted speed limits. Don’t use cruise control in heavy traffic.center_img REMEMBER TO SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES, TOW TRUCKS, SERVICE TRUCKS AND HIGHWAY MAINTENANCE VEHICLES!! Increase the distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you, especially in construction zones. Always signal lane changes. Versailles, In. — AAA is predicting this to be the most traveled Fourth of July Holiday period on record, with 46.9 million Americans expected to travel more than 50 miles from home. Some of the reasons given are gas prices are lower than Memorial Day, with airfare and car rental costs being lower as well.To help ensure the safety of all motorists during this 4th of July holiday period, the Indiana State Police will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E., Combined Accident Reduction Effort, and DUIEP, or Driving Under the Influence Enforcement Project. Both of these programs are federally funded programs that will allow extra troopers to patrol Hoosier highways during the upcoming holiday period.Indiana State Police encourage all motorists to observe the following safety tips:Leave early. Allow extra time to get to your destination. Be cautious and observant when turning left. A primary cause of crashes between vehicles and motorcycles is when a vehicle turns left in front of an oncoming motorcycle.Obey all traffic laws and never drive impaired.Know before you goWith all the road construction going on around the state, you may check on traffic and road conditions, crashes and construction on state highways by visiting http://indot.carsprogram.org, calling 1-800-261-ROAD (7623), or dialing 511 from a mobile phoneThe Pendleton District covers the eight counties of Delaware, Madison, and Randolph; Henry, Wayne, Union, Rush and Fayette counties.  Motorists are encouraged to report suspected impaired drivers by calling 9-1-1. Give a vehicle description, location, and direction of travel. Never follow an impaired driver.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho has every right to criticise Chelsea players, says Gary Cahill

first_imgGary Cahill says Jose Mourinho has every right to round on the Chelsea players following their woeful start to the season. Cahill will experience a “career high” moment on Friday when he captains England for the first time against Estonia at Wembley. With Wayne Rooney out injured, the Chelsea centre-back is also likely to lead the Three Lions out against Lithuania in their final Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday. Cahill has started all eight qualifying wins, but domestically he has only been on the winning side twice this term. That record has left the Blues fifth from bottom of the Barclays Premier League table, and manager Mourinho is understandably annoyed with a number of his players. Cahill was one of seven Chelsea players singled out for criticism by the Portuguese earlier this season. The England vice-captain did not take umbrage at Mourinho’s claim that his performances had been under-par. He admits he deserved it. “We’ve had a very disappointing start to the season,” Cahill said. “It’s something we all want to address. When I get criticised, I have a determination to try and put it right, work hard and not start sulking about. “He (Mourinho) wasn’t happy with the way I was playing, along with a few others, and he has every right to let us know that. “Through tough times, we all need to stick together and turn it round together.” Unlike Liverpool, who sacked Brendan Rodgers on Sunday, Chelsea have stood by their manager. The club issued a statement declaring their continued faith in the Portuguese. Mourinho also has the full support of the dressing room. Press Association “Of course we all back him, of course we are all around him,” Cahill said. “Dare I say, he doesn’t even need backing. When you’ve done so much in the game, got the CV and been through everything that he has been, not just in this league or what he has done for Chelsea, but in other leagues. “I don’t even think he needs backing, but obviously it is nice to have that and he has certainly got that from the players and the club.” For now, Cahill can put the disappointment of being four points above the relegation zone to the back of his mind. His primary concern is doing a good job leading England for the first time in his 37-cap international career. “The boss told me I was going to be captain this morning,” Cahill said at Thursday’s pre-match press conference. “It was a proud moment for me and my family. They’ll be down to watch, as they always are. “It’ll be a special moment for them as well. “I will approach the game like I would any game. I don’t want to change anything, but will play the same game and have the same mentality as if I was captain or not. “But it’s something I’m very proud about. It’ll be a special day and I want to enjoy it as much as I can.” last_img read more