Troopers Operation C.A.R.E in Effect for Thanksgiving

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Operation C.A.R.E in effect this HolidayMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)Michigan State Police troopers will be patrolling the roads through this holiday period as part of the nationwide Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) traffic safety initiative.

Troopers will be watching for unsafe driving behaviors with a special emphasis on motorists driving under the influence. Their goal is to reduce traffic crashes and fatalities on Michigan’s roadways during the Thanksgiving travel period.  The official Thanksgiving travel period runs through midnight on Sunday.

Operation C.A.R.E. began in 1977, as a collaborative effort between the Michigan and Indiana State Police, and is one of the nation’s longest-running traffic safety initiatives.

Today, it includes state and highway patrol agencies from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Quebec Police Force and the Virgin Islands.

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