State police add extra patrols for Thanksgiving holiday

24 November, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Brian Mcdaniel
  • Georgia roads deadly last Thanksgiving, state officials encourage safe driving

More cars on the road present the potential for more crashes. He and his wife and daughter are driving through Tuscaloosa from New Orleans on their way to Knoxville Tennessee. "It's $25, but what we're concerned about is you getting to where you're going alive and safe", Collins said. That is another key factor also.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop H will have extra troopers on the roadway through the whole weekend, but there will be officers on Interstate 35 every 20 miles on Wednesday as well as Sunday.

People are urged to wear seat belts, avoid drinking or driving under the influence of drugs and avoid driving distractions inside vehicles.

As millions of Americans get on the roads to travel home and spend the Thanksgiving holiday reconnecting with friends and loved ones, the Nevada Highway Patrol is serving them a reminder: "Make It to the Table: Don't Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve".

In addition to distracted driving, troopers report that some of the primary violations they see during this time of year are failure to buckle up, speeding and impaired driving, according to the release.

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As Thanksgiving weekend nears, local law enforcement and safety officials are reminding travelers to be careful on their journeys forward unto turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing.

King says Troopers are hoping to reduce the deaths this year by having more Troopers on patrol.

The Martin family is ready to enjoy a good meal Thursday with family, but until they reach their destination they plan to play it smart and use caution.

"Wearing your seatbelt is important now. But basically, that's what you're doing when you're looking down at text", he said.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, 20 people were killed in vehicle collisions between last year's 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

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