Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces upcoming plans for Troop B officers to participate in Operation C.A.R.E. and 20-Mile Trooper enforcement programs over the 2014 Labor Day weekend.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend.  This means every available officer will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists.  The counting period for the Labor Day weekend will be from 6 p.m. Friday, August 29, to 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 1, 2014.

Additionally, Troop B officers will be conducting a 20-Mile Trooper project on U.S. Highways 36, 61, and 63 throughout the Troop B area on August 29, 2014, and September 1, 2014.  During this enforcement program, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile intervals in an effort to step up traffic enforcement with a goal of reducing traffic crashes over the holiday weekend.
“The Labor Day weekend is the last long holiday weekend of the summer and many people will be traveling on Missouri roadways,” stated Captain Wilt.  “I would like to urge all motorists to make sure safe driving is a part of your plans.  Make sure everyone is wearing a seat belt, and never drink and drive.”
In support of “The Drive To ZERO Highway Deaths,” the Patrol encourages motorists to protect themselves and their passengers by making sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint.

Watercraft operators should ensure that everyone in the vessel is wearing an approved life jacket.  Click It 4 Life And Wear It!!