The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s ‘4th of July Holiday Enforcement Period’ is underway.
All available troopers have been assigned to saturation patrols and checkpoints across the state in an effort to keep you safe and promote traffic safety. In addition to the holiday period, MHP is launching the new traffic safety initiative “Drive Right Mississippi” which will run through the month of July.
“We are asking motorists to have a “Drive Right” mentality while traveling this summer and to join with us in making roadways safer in Mississippi,” the MHP said.
The initiative will focus on the left-hand lane law, distracted and impaired driving, speeding, and seatbelt usage. The MHP also urges to not to text and drive, and if you are going to drink, make sure you have a sober designated driver to get you home safe.
The enforcement period began this morning and runs through the 4th at midnight.
During the enforcement period in 2018, the MHP investigated 61 crashes with 2 fatalities and made 41 DUI arrests on state and federal highway systems.