Officials remind drivers travel safely this Thanksgiving

Pauline Gross
November 22, 2017

Florida authorities are girding for the onslaught of motorists that take to the roads for the Thanksgiving holiday. More than 2.1 million Ohioans are planning to travel between Wednesday November 22, 2017 and Sunday November 26, 2017.

The state police said their efforts are meant to prevent accidents in order to save lives and prevent injuries during the holidays and every day. In addition to the traffic crash investigations past year, troopers issued 10,652 citations and 15,207 warnings. "We don't want to knock on anyone's door this weekend and tell them someone they care about is not coming home because their loved one chose not to wear a seat belt".

In 2015, Florida tallied 9,906 crashes during the holiday period.

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"Each holiday travel period, troopers investigate wrecks that could have been preventable, had the drivers put safety first". "We are pleased to be taking part in this important challenge..."

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin its holiday enforcement period Wednesday, starting at 6 p.m. The mission of Operation Zero Deaths for the Holidays will be to detect and arrest impaired drivers before they cause injury or death to themselves or others.

John Poulos said troopers will participate in Operation Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort, which places them in high-traffic areas in an effort to combat speeding and distracted driving.

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