The Missouri State Highway Patrol will participate in Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
This year’s fatality counting period for the holiday weekend begins the evening of May 24th at 6 o’clock and ends the night of May 27th at 11:59. Every available trooper will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists.
Troopers will focus on seat belt and child safety seat use, impaired drivers, and hazardous moving and speed violations. The Patrol will assign troopers to speed and driving while intoxicated saturations as well as hazardous motor vehicle operations in areas where the Patrol believes they will have the greatest impact on highway safety. The operations will occur during peak travel times May 24th and 27th.
Troopers taking part in the holiday peak travel crash reduction enforcement project will watch for traffic offenses and be vigilant to aggressive driving violations. Motorists or boaters in need of assistance or who want to report a crime should use the Patrol’s Emergency Assistance number 1-800-525-5555 or * (star) 55 on a cell phone.