Mississippi News

Holiday travel enforcement period to begin

The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s (MHP) 2021 Labor Day Travel Enforcement Period will begin on Friday, Sept. 3 at 12:01 a.m. and conclude Monday, Sept. 6 at midnight. 

In an effort to enforce traffic laws and reduce crashes, MHP will participate in Operation  Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort (CARE). 

As part of Operation CARE, all available Troopers will be assigned to saturation patrols to combat speeding and distracted driving. In order to remove impaired drivers and promote seatbelt usage, safety checkpoints will be established throughout the holiday period. 

“As we approach the last holiday weekend of the summer, we encourage motorists to use  good driving habits as we try to lower the number of crashes and loss of life this year,”  said Col. Randy Ginn, Director of the Mississippi Highway Patrol. “Troopers will be on the highways to remind everyone of their responsibilities regarding safe travel and  observing traffic laws in our state.” 

During the 2020 Labor Day Travel Enforcement Period, MHP investigated 121 crashes,  including seven fatalities, and made 184 DUI arrests. 

DeSoto County News Service

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