Missouri State Highway Patrol to step up efforts over holiday travel period

Missouri State Highway Patrol

The Missouri State Highway Patrol at Troop H in St. Joseph will once again be participating in the Thanksgiving holiday weekend enforcement operations in an effort to reduce the number of traffic crashes in northwest Missouri.

Throughout the holiday weekend, troopers within Troop H and throughout the state will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). In addition to Operation C.A.R.E., Troop H will also be participating in a statewide special enforcement operation during the peak travel periods on Wednesday, November 23, and Sunday, November 27. During this operation, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile stretches of Interstate 29.

Enforcement efforts on secondary roads will be conducted during the same timeframe within Troop H. Over the entire holiday weekend troopers will be vigorously enforcing all traffic laws and helping motorists in need of assistance.

“The Thanksgiving holiday will be a busy time on Missouri’s roadways,” stated Captain McDonald. “We want everyone to arrive at their destination safely by always wearing their seat belt, and never drinking and driving.”