Mississippi Highway Patrol offering safety trips for Labor Day Weekend travel

As people prepare to travel for the Labor Day Weekend, officials want to remind you to stay safe on the roads.

Mississippi Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to buckle up and make sure your passengers are buckled up as well.

Don’t drink and drive.

Allow enough time for travel to avoid excessive speed and observe speed limits.

Eliminate distracted driving activities such as eating or using a cell phone.

Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive.

All Coast law enforcement agencies have joined MHP in the Labor Day Weekend ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled over’ campaign and will have extra patrols on this weekend. MHP Trooper Calvin Robertson said, “It’s kind of like the last hoorah of summer. You got football going on tonight. That’s going to add to the traffic on the roadway. So, we want people to be sure that they are paying attention to the roadway, give yourself extra distance between you and the other vehicle in front of you and just use safe driving habits. That’s all we are asking.”

The Labor Day Weekend patrolling will end Monday at midnight.

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