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Holiday traffic safety initiative on I-55 announced

Beginning Wednesday, May 26, the Mississippi Highway  Patrol, in conjunction with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Louisiana State  Police, will conduct the “Line to Line” traffic safety initiative on Interstate 55.  

This high visibility safety initiative will precede the Memorial Day travel period  and is designed to keep motorists safe during peak travel times. Troopers in their  respective states will be placed statewide on Interstate 55 to reduce the number of  crashes, promote seatbelt usage, deter speeding and remove impaired drivers.  

“Our goal with ‘Line to Line’ is to raise driving safety awareness as we approach  the Memorial Day holiday travel period. We encourage drivers to remember that  their actions behind the wheel have consequences, both good and bad, for  themselves and others,” said Colonel Randy Ginn, Director of the Mississippi  Highway Patrol. “If everyone will simply slow down, buckle up, put down their  phone and avoid driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we can all have a  safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.” 

Line To Line Traffic Safety Initiative

The official MHP 2021 Memorial Day enforcement period begins on Friday, May  28th at 12:01 a.m. and will conclude on Monday, May 31 at 12 midnight. During the  2020 enforcement period, MHP investigated 157 crashes including two fatalities.  Safety checkpoints will be established to detect impaired driving and the  enforcement of seatbelt laws. Motorists preparing to travel during the enforcement  period are urged to include safe driving as part of their travel plans. 

DeSoto County News Service

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