Mississippi Highway Patrol Wants to Remind Drivers to be Safe this Weekend

The Fourth of July is about reflecting on our independence while enjoying fireworks, good barbeque and family.
It’s also a big travel holiday with many drivers hitting the road this weekend, and caution is key. The National Safety Council estimates over the next three days there will be more than 400 traffic deaths and about 50,000 traffic related injuries.
Mississippi Highway Patrol wants to remind people to buckle up, reduce speed and don’t drink and drive.
Corporal Benjamin Seibert, with the Mississippi Highway Patrol, said, “Well naturally, get a designated driver. We want people to have a good time but we want them to obey the laws and we want them to be safe. We don’t want to work any fatalities over this holiday period. Now, I can tell you right now just from what I’ve seen, traffic is heavier than it was last year for the Fourth of July.”
Mississippi Highway Patrol, along with other Coast law enforcement agencies, will be stepping up patrols this holiday weekend.

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