More troopers will be out this holiday week. Here's where they'll be

Law enforcement hoping for safe Thanksgiving travel

Five of the people killed and 14 of those seriously injured involved a substance-impaired driver.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety, 20 people were killed in auto collisions between last year's 102-hour Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

"If your plans include alcohol, have that designated driver or have that place where you can spend the night".

Both the West Virginia State Police and the Ohio State Highway Patrol remind drivers it's a time to keep yourself safe and to "watch out for the other guy".

Troopers are asking motorists to join with them in making the roadways safer in MS by including safe driving as part of their traveling plans.

The challenge has NC, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California placing troopers at least every 20 miles on I-40 from Wednesday to Sunday during the most heavily-traveled periods.

Quoting, PennDOT statistics show that there were 4,634 crashes over the Thanksgiving holiday in 2015. It will last throughout the holiday weekend.

"Whether we are traveling a mile or a hundred miles we need to put that seat belt on".

"We will have all available units on the road during that timeframe", said Officer Eric Priessman, spokesperson for the Newhall CHP Station. Motorists are exempt from Nevada's "Cell Phone Law" when reporting an emergency, and DUI drivers are considered an emergency and a danger to public safety.

Mississippi Highway Patrol begins its enforcement at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.



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