Missouri Highway Patrol to participate in C.A.R.E.

Colonel James F. Keathley, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to make the public aware of the Patrol's participation in the 2007 C.A.R.E. Lifesaver Weekend.

The effort is scheduled to begin just after midnight on Friday, Dec. 21, and ending at midnight on Sunday, Dec. 23.

Troopers across the state will be actively enforcing all traffic-related statutes during this period with emphasis on seat belt use, aggressive driving, excessive speed, and driving while intoxicated.

Troopers have been asked to maximize Patrol visibility in an effort to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes. This goal of Lifesaver Weekend is to increase public awareness and to make Missouri's roadways as safe as possible. The Patrol is saving lives and needs the public's help.

Please allow plenty of time for your holiday travel, reduce your speed, wear your seat belt and don't drink and drive.

Drivers are reminded to allow plenty of distance between vehicles, especially in inclement weather. If you see a driver you feel may be impaired or a danger to the public, you are encouraged to report it to the Patrol. Aggressive or impaired drivers may be reported by calling at 1-800-525-5555, or *55 on your cellular phone.