The extended July 4th holiday weekend this year involves a four-day period – meaning extra traffic on the roads and highways.
Missouri State Highway Patrol will have officers participating with increased enforcement efforts.
Troopers in northeast Missouri will participate in Operation CARE which stands for Combined Accident Reduction Effort – a national traffic enforcement program aimed at making holiday weekends safer. All available troopers will be assigned to patrol Missouri highways, enforce traffic laws, and assist motorists who may experience an emergency.
Officers affiliated with the troop B headquarters in Macon conduct the crash reduction efforts on Highways 24, 36, and 63 especially on what are expected to be the peak travel days of July 1st and July 4th.
Similarly, troopers affiliated with Troop H headquarters in St. Joseph will conduct the 20-mile trooper enforcement program on Interstate 35 in northwest Missouri – also on July 1st and 4th. That means troopers will be patrolling 20-mile sections of I-35. State troopers also will be patrolling lakes and rivers enforcing marine laws and assisting, as needed, persons using the waterways of Missouri.