State Police Advocate Safe Holiday Driving Around Michigan
Michigan State Police
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – During this Thanksgiving weekend, the Michigan State Police are reminding motorists to make safety a priority during their holiday travel.
MSP troopers will join their counterparts from across the country in the international traffic safety initiative, Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort).
As part of Operation C.A.R.E., troopers will take a “zero-tolerance” approach to drivers who are operating under the influence or driving in a reckless and unsafe manner.
And they won’t just look for impaired drivers, they’ll also watch for motorists who are not buckled up, according to Col. Etue.
The official Thanksgiving holiday weekend ends at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1.
Last year, nine fatal traffic crashes resulted in nine deaths over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Of those who died, three were not wearing safety belts and alcohol use was a known factor in four of the crashes.