Patrol Participates In Life Saver Weekend
MISSOURI STATE HIGHWAY PATROL
A Division Of The
Department of Public Safety
Public Information and Education Division - PO Box 568 - Jefferson City, MO 65102
For further information please contact: Capt. J. Tim Hull
December 10, 2009
EMPHASIS: Patrol Participates In Life Saver Weekend
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 2009 C.A.R.E. Life Saver Weekend scheduled to begin just after midnight on Friday, December 18, 2009, and ending at midnight on Sunday, December 20, 2009. 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 Life Saver Weekend is to increase public awareness and to make Missouri’s roadways as safe as possible. Please allow plenty of time for your holiday travel, reduce your speed, wear your seat belt, and don’t drink and drive. When planning your travel, keep abreast of the weather forecast and call the Missouri Road Condition Report number (1-800-222-6400) to check the route you’ll be driving.
Drivers are reminded to drive with the “highest degree of care” and 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.
“Careless drivers kill people every year. Drunk drivers kill people every year,” said Colonel James F. Keathley. “This can be prevented. These lives can be saved. Please drive with the highest degree of care and if you choose to celebrate the holidays with alcohol, be sure to plan for alternate transportation or a designated driver. Have a safe holiday season.”