Highway Patrol Enforces Holiday Safety
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Tuesday it is enforcing road laws so drivers take precaution on the roads this Thanksgiving weekend. Troopers are taking part in a program called the 20-Mile Trooper project. Troopers on duty will be monitoring every 20 miles on Interstate 70 from Wednesday through Sunday. Troopers will be cracking down on speeding, reckless driving, driving while impaired and driving without a seat belt.
Troopers across the state have pledged to enforce the statewide Click it 4 Life campaign. Seven out of every 10 people killed in motor vehicle accidents are not wearing seat belts. Last year, four people were killed in accidents during the Thanksgiving holiday. Heavy traffic is expected on Black Friday.