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MHP ramps up travel enforcement period for Thanksgiving travel

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol is set up to enforce traffic laws and establish safety checkpoints for the Thanksgiving holiday period.

The travel enforcement period began at 6 a.m. Wednesday and will conclude Nov. 28 at midnight.

Troopers will be focusing on motorist to enforce speeding, distracted and reckless driving violations. Safety checkpoints will also be in place to enforce child restraints, the use of seat belts and remove impaired drivers from the roadways.

“With many Mississippians traveling to spend Thanksgiving with their families and friends, we would like to remind citizens that it is up to each of us to keep the roads safe,” said Commissioner Sean Tindell. “The Mississippi Highway Patrol will work to keep citizens safe by promoting seatbelt usage, deterring speeding and distracted driving, and removing impaired drivers from our roadways. We encourage motorists to do their part by practicing responsible driving habits. Slow down, avoid distracted driving, and always wear a seatbelt.”
“MHP will emphasize traffic enforcement throughout the Thanksgiving Travel Period to reduce unsafe driving behavior, which leads to crashes and deaths on Mississippi roadways. Our mission is to offer our assistance and provide safety for the many travelers throughout the holiday so that everyone can have a Happy Thanksgiving,” said Colonel Randy Ginn.

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