Driving

Road conditions on the Coast

Road conditions along Highway 90 and other roadways along the water in South Mississippi are continuing to see the impacts of storm surge and flooding. Click here for a list of road closures around…

Driving safely on icy bridges

As record-breaking cold weather continues to grip most of the country, many interstates and highways have been shut down due to icy conditions. With another shot of freezing temperatures possible this week, MDOT is urging drivers to…

MHP increasing law enforcement for the holidays

Mississippi Highway Patrol is beginning its 2020 holiday travel enforcement period today. MHP is looking to crack down on reckless driving while combating speeding and distracted driving issues. Starting earlier this morning and ending Sunday at midnight,…

Heavy fog causes major accidents in Harrison County

Eight people narrowly escaped injuries in an accident involving two cars and an 18-wheeler on Highway 605 due to heavy fog conditions Monday night. Harrison County Fire Marshal Pat Sullivan says units from the Harrison County Fire Rescue, AMR, Harrison…

Safe driving tips during severe weather

As predictions of inclement weather continue for our area, Harrison County Fire and Rescue Services want to ensure drivers are safe. The National Weather Service issued a coastal flood and wind advisory for the area through tomorrow. For many, that…

MS ranked most dangerous state for drivers during NYE

Five years of fatal collision data is revealing a dim reality for Mississippi drivers. Mississippi is ranked number one as the most dangerous state to drive in for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. During the study, the group…

Ramping up efforts to stop drunk driving

We are in the peak of holiday season so plenty of parties and gatherings are on everyone’s calendar and for a lot of people that includes drinking. Gulfport Police and the Transportation Department are working together to remind everyone of…

National Teen Driver Safety Week

As we get closer to Halloween, scary things are everywhere, but for some parents there is nothing scarier than seeing their teens behind the wheel of a car. That’s why this week has been named ‘National Teen Driver Safety Week.’…

Mississippi Highway Patrol warns about texting and driving

Mississippi Highway Patrol Troop K is offering a word to the wise. On the front lawn of the MHP Station is a severely damaged vehicle as a result of texting and driving along with a sign that reads “don’t text…

Mississippi tops list of 'Worst Drivers in America'

For the second year in a row, Mississippi tops a nationwide study. Mississippi is laying claim to the title of the state with the worst drivers in America. This is according to a study and statistics gathered by the group…

‘Drive Right Mississippi’ campaign

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is gearing up for the Fourth of July holiday by beefing up patrols on the road. It’s all a part of a statewide campaign called ‘Drive Right Mississippi.’ Things kicked off July 1st and runs through…

‘Click it or Ticket!’

It takes just two seconds to buckle up when going for a drive, but for whatever reason, many people skip this potentially life-saving step. Which is why, starting today, the Biloxi Police Department will be taking part in the ‘Click…

Driving safely in dense fog

Dense fog has blanketed the area since the beginning of the week, causing accidents and a slow commute for drivers. It’s important to remember the rules of driving in fog. One of the most important rules is to turn on…

Avoiding road rage

Last year in the United States, 30 murders were linked to road rage disputes. Tailgating, cutting people off, speeding: these are just some of the things that can sometimes push drivers over the edge. Road rage has become a serious…

Staying safe on the road

As rainfall continues to increase, so does the likelihood of hazards in the roadway. The Gulf Coast has seen over three inches of rain since Thursday with two to three more inches expected through the start of the new year.…

New Year’s Eve Checkpoints

Biloxi police are cracking down on intoxicated drivers this New Year’s Eve. Checkpoints will be set up throughout the city the night of New Year’s Eve and this weekend leading up to it. Biloxi PD will not only check to…

Highway travel on Thanksgiving

Expect congested roadways today as millions of Americans travel home for Thanksgiving. More than 48 million people will be driving to holiday destinations this year, according to AAA.  This is the highest travel volume in more than a dozen years.…

Senior Matters: Senior Citizen Driving Safety

The decision to stop driving is a difficult one for many senior citizens, but it can be the right choice for their safety and everyone else on the road. Although there is an age restriction on when you can get…