Missouri Troopers Focused On Highway Safety This Memorial Day Weekend
May 20, 2013
With Memorial Day weekend coming up, many Missouri citizens are planning to hit the state’s roadways for a quick vacation. A higher traffic volume along the state’s highways during the holiday has notoriously led to a swelling in the number of Missouri Car Accidents.
Statistics show that nine lives were lost and another 355 people were injured in just under 1,000 motor vehicle collisions that occurred over last year’s Memorial Day weekend. In an effort to reduce this number by educating the public about traveling safely, troopers with the Missouri Highway Patrol will be conducting a traffic enforcement campaign over the course of the long weekend.
According to an article from the Daily Journal, all troopers will be stationed in 20-mile intervals along all major highways in the state beginning Friday at 6:00 p.m. and will run through Monday at midnight. During that time, troopers will be targeting those who are speeding, driving while intoxicated, or distracted by handheld electronic devices.
Troopers are urging drivers to buckle up, stay alert, and to obey all traffic laws in order to help achieve the goal of zero fatalities this holiday weekend.