Labor Day Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol to be out in force on roads and waterways during Labor Day weekend

As you plan your Labor Day weekend, incorporate safety into every facet, choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being aware of and following Missouri’s traffic and boating laws, driving your vehicle or vessel courteously, and wearing a seat belt or a life jacket. Help ensure a safer Labor Day […]

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Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol: Plan for a safe Labor Day weekend

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to plan for a safe 2019 Labor Day weekend. It’s everyone’s responsibility to operate both vehicles and vessels safely and observe all Missouri laws. Incorporating safety into your weekend plan–choosing your route, making sure your equipment is in good working condition, being […]

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Audio: Missouri State Highway Patrol participating in Operation C.A.R.E. over Thanksgiving weekend

You’ll see extra Missouri state troopers on the road this Thanksgiving holiday weekend, starting today (Wednesday). They’re participating in Operation C.A.R.E, which stands for crash awareness and reduction effort. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz predicts a record travel weekend nationally and in Missouri.     Missouri state troopers are urging you to put […]

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Highway patrol reports results of holiday traffic enforcement

The highway patrol troop at St. Joseph has released results of the traffic enforcement operation over the Thanksgiving Day weekend encompassing two heavier travel days, November 23 and 27. Interstate 29 was designated with troopers assigned a 20-mile stretch of the interstate from the Buchanan County line to the Iowa state line. Troopers also were […]

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Missouri Highway Patrol announces enforcement results for Labor Day weekend

The Missouri Highway Patrol troop headquartered in St. Joseph has announced results of a special enforcement project over the Labor Day weekend. The project encompassed two days, September 2nd and 5, designated as the peak travel days for the holiday period encompassing Interstate 29 for this project. Troopers were assigned a 20-mile stretch of the […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol at Macon to participate in operation C.A.R.E

Missouri State Highway Patrol officers of Troop B, Macon, will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. during the 2016 July Fourth holiday weekend. Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is a national traffic enforcement program aimed at making holiday weekends safer. During this enforcement operation, all available troopers will be assigned to patrol Missouri highways, not […]