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Patrols Stepped Up On MO Roadways For Holiday Weekend

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Patrols Stepped Up On MO Roadways For Holiday Weekend

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol are out in full force for the Memorial Day holiday  weekend. This effort is called Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) and is aimed at keeping roadways safe. Troopers are concentrating their focus to 20-mile intervals along Interstates 29, 44, 55, and 70, and […]

Patrols Stepped Up On MO Roadways For Holiday Weekend

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol are out in full force for the Memorial Day holiday  weekend.

This effort is called Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) and is aimed at keeping roadways safe. Troopers are concentrating their focus to 20-mile intervals along Interstates 29, 44, 55, and 70, and U.S. Highways 60 and 61 during the holiday counting period from May 26, 2017 and May 29, 2017.

Troopers are on the lookout for motorists exceeding the speed limit, seat belt violations, and impaired drivers.
Over the 2016 Memorial Day holiday weekend, 13 people were killed and 451 were injured in 1,045 traffic crashes. Troopers also made 135 DWI arrests during the Memorial Day holiday weekend last year.

In addition, the Missouri State Highway Patrol will monitor waterways throughout the state. The Patrol will be on the lookout for those operating a vessel while impaired and lifejacket violations.

During the 2016 Memorial Day weekend, there were 13 boating crashes, which included eight injuries and zero fatalities. No one drowned over last year’s holiday weekend. Troopers also arrested 21 people for boating while intoxicated.

The recent flooding is a concern this year for recreational activities on Missouri waters.
For the most up-to-date information about river closures and closures due to flood damage, visit the National Park Service website at www.nps.gov/ozar/ or call the park headquarters at 573-323-4236.
Motorists or boaters in need of assistance or who want to report a crime should call the Highway Patrol’s Emergency Assistance at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. For road condition reports, travelers can visit www.mshp.dps.mo.gov.

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