CHP To Increase Patrol For Thanksgiving Weekend

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In less time than it takes you to slice that pie, pass the gravy or call someone to say "Happy Thanksgiving", you can do something powerful, smart and effective: You can make sure everyone in your vehicle is wearing a seat belt.

"The upcoming holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, so we're asking motorists to always wear a seat belt", said KOHS Executive Director Dr. Noelle Hunter. "Over 55 percent of them either were not wearing a seat belt or we can't determine if they were wearing a seat belt and it's the thing that can save your life, it is your primary restraint system".

"We can get disabled motorists of the side of the road, which is a lot safer for the public", Mann said. In addition to the traffic crash investigations past year, troopers issued 10,652 citations and 15,207 warnings.

According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol past year five people were killed in five fatal crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

According to the New Jersey State Police, seven individuals were killed in five fatal crashes over Thanksgiving weekend (between 6 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Monday) in 2016. "These are actual examples of lives saved just by taking a few seconds to buckle up".

That's 43 percent more than the five-day holiday in 2015, when 14 people died in crashes.

Arkansas law enforcement officers will participate in a holiday Click It or Ticket campaign.

Troopers are not only looking for speeding, but distracted driving, seat belts, and DUI.

On November 22, 2017, the day before Thanksgiving, the Nevada Highway Patrol's Southern Command social media accounts will be sharing content on the importance of not drinking and driving, and planning ahead for a sober ride home. "Between navigating unfamiliar roads, driving late at night or after having a few drinks". Obey all of the traffic laws - all of the time. Ronald Martin is glad to see more police on the roads.

Similarly, Metro has no scheduled track work on Thanksgiving Day, with trains and buses operating on a Sunday schedule. State Troopers were at visitor centers in our area Wednesday talking to drivers. Troopers will be stationed until 8 p.m.