Mississippi Highway Patrol launching holiday traffic campaign

Mississippi Highway Patrol wants to be sure you make it home safely this holiday season.

MHP’s Home for the Holidays campaign will be increasing patrols and adding safety checkpoints in two waves. The Christmas period begins Friday at 6 a.m. and ends December 26th at midnight. The New Year’s period begins December 30th at 6 a.m. and will end January 2nd at midnight.

Troopers will be watching for impaired driving as well as ensuring motorists are driving lawfully and safely. Trooper Cal Robertson said, “Well, we try to always remind people of the Fatal Four. Watch your speed, buckle up, don’t drive distracted or impaired. But we also want to remind drivers that if you’re out driving long distances, be sure you’re not driving fatigued. If you’re tired, be sure to pull over to take appropriate rest.”

Robertson adds that if you make a stop, make sure that the area is safe and well lit.

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