Driving

Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Safety Enforcement

This year’s Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Safety Enforcement will take place Friday, May 27, 2022, through Monday, May 30th. Starting today, and this holiday weekend, local law enforcement agencies will be out in force looking for impaired drivers and those…

Staying safe during holiday travels

Slamming drinks before driving will land you in the slammer. Mississippi Highway Patrol is advising motorists to slow down, stay alert, and drive sober this new year. Trooper Cal Robertson tells…

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…