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Highway patrol to participate in Operation C.A.R.E. over holiday weekend



The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) during the Memorial Day weekend. This means every available officer will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists.


Additionally, Troop B officers will be conducting a 20-Mile Trooper project on U.S. Highways 24, 36, 61 and 63 throughout the Troop B area on May 22 and May 25. During this enforcement program, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile intervals in an effort to step up traffic enforcement with a goal of reducing traffic crashes over the holiday weekend. This year's Memorial Day weekend counting period is from 6 p.m. on Friday, May 22, to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 25.


â??Memorial Day is the first long holiday weekend of the year and many people will be traveling on Missouri roadways,â?? said Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B. â??I would like to urge all motorists to make sure safe driving is a part of your plans. Make sure everyone is wearing a seat belt, and never drink and drive."


In support of "The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths," the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket. Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!


(information provided by Missouri Highway Patrol)

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