The Mississippi Highway Patrol wants you to be safe as you travel this Thanksgiving.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin their 2019 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Period tonight at midnight and it will run through Sunday night (December 1). State Troopers will place emphasis on saturation patrols to combat speeding, promote seatbelt usage and prevent reckless driving. Drivers should avoid text messaging or any driver distraction that could endanger lives and have sober designated drivers in place when necessary.
“We are asking motorists to join with us in making the roadways safer in Mississippi and to include safe driving as part of their holiday traveling plans,” the MHP stated.
During the period in 2018, MHP investigated 200 crashes with 5 fatalities and made 98 DUI arrests on state and federal highway systems.