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Highway Patrol Labor Day Enforcement: Troopers will be out in full force

Photo courtesy of the Mississippi Highway Patrol

The Mississippi Highway Patrol (MHP) will begin the 2020 Labor Day Travel Enforcement Period on Friday, September 4 at 12:01 a.m. and conclude Monday, September 7 at midnight.

In an effort to enforce traffic laws and reduce traffic crashes, MHP will participate in Operation Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort during the holiday period. As part of Operation C.A.R.E., all available troopers will be assigned to saturation patrols to combat speeding and distracted driving issues.

Image courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety

Drivers should be mindful of the fact that bad decisions regarding impaired driving can result in serious consequences. Loss of employment, legal fees, and possible jail time can take huge tolls on families. In order to remove impaired drivers and promote seatbelt usage, safety checkpoints will be established throughout the holiday period.

During the 2019 Labor Day enforcement period, MHP investigated 131 crashes including 3 fatalities, and made 216 D.U.I. arrests.

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