Busy weekend in Indy raises travel concerns after several deadly wrecks

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A busy weekend in downtown Indianapolis is expected to pack the highways with out of town drivers.

The influx of out of state drivers has state troopers once again reminding drivers to be careful.

Downtown Indianapolis is packed with more than a hundred thousand visitors cramming in for GenCon, a One Direction concert and more.

First time visitors and veterans alike are amazed at the crowds.

“Every time I come here it`s a huge amount of people,” said Clint Lamb.

“It looks like a lot, a lot of people,” said Sierra Nickol.

“Everyone`s looking to get there as quickly as they can possibly get there,” said Indiana state trooper Matt Beaver.

Trooper Beaver patrols central Indiana interstates every day.

He says along I-465 most out of town drivers don`t realize how easily they can pass the speed limit.

“I would say half the people I stop have no idea what the speed limit is on 465,” said Beaver.

As the last week has proven, with deadly wrecks along I-65, I-70 and I-74, driving on the interstate can quickly turn deadly.

Trooper Beaver says speeding, drivers not paying attention and following too close to the car in front are the biggest causes of all crashes he sees.

“Drivers need to slow down, be aware speed limit and check following distances,” said Beaver. “There`s no reason be on bumper in front you.”

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