Welcome to the Drive Alive Web site.
This site is for
parents, teens and businesses in Indiana. The
site has information that can help parents prepare teen
drivers for the road ahead. The goal is to reduce teen
deaths on local roads!
harvest season is here and drivers can expect to see
large farm implements traveling the roads.
Tips for Rural Drivers:
implements need additional roadway space, so
be prepared to slow down, pull to the side or
rural areas must remain alert to the
possibility of encountering slow moving farm
machines and be prepared to slow or stop to
avoid a rear-end collision or striking a farm
machine that is turning into a field or
machinery travels slower than normal traffic,
often at speeds of 25 miles per hour or less.
Automobile drivers must quickly identify farm
equipment and slow down immediately to avoid
moving farm machinery traveling at less than 25
miles per hour are required to display a slow
moving vehicle emblem on the back of the
equipment. This is a quickly identifiable
sign to other motorists. All lighting should be
working properly and be highly visible.
that is half on the road and half on the
shoulder may suddenly move completely onto the
road. Machinery may take up more than one
lane to avoid obstacles such as road signs.
Before passing farm
be sure that machinery is not turning left.
Look for left turn lights or hand signals. If
the machinery slows and pulls toward the right
side of the road, the operator is likely
preparing to make a wide left turn. Likewise,
sometimes to make a right turn with wide
equipment, the driver must fade to the left.
if the road is wide enough for you and the
machinery to safely share.
roadside obstacles such as mailboxes,
bridges, or road signs that may cause the
machinery to move to the center of the road.
there is adequate distance for you to safely
Indiana State Police
Fall Driving Tips
Once leaves become wet they can be
as slippery as ice. Watch for
patches of wet leaves on the
Fog is part of the fall season.
Keep your headlights on the low beam
- low beam aim the lights at the
road, high beams aim the lights up
and into the fog.
The risk of deer/vehicle accidents
is greatest during the fall - be
watchful especially in rural areas.
The highest-risk periods are from
sunset to midnight, followed by
shortly before and after sunrise.
Daylight Savings Time means the
clocks are turned back - the
one-hour change can have several
effects: You may become easily tired
until your body adjusts to the time
change. You will need to adjust to
driving to school or work in the
dark. Incidences of drowsiness are
much higher during the first week
following time changes.