Missouri State Highway Patrol Prepares For Labor Day Weekend
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
Missouri State Highway Patrol is gearing up for a safe Labor Day weekend
and will work tirelessly to reduce the number of traffic
accidents. MSHP officials say over the 4-day weekend they will initiate Operation
Combined Accident Reduction Effort – C.A.R.E. C.A.R.E. will focus
on St. Louis Interstates 44, 55, and 70. A Missouri State Highway Patrol
spokesman said the officials will be zero-ing in on particular sections
of interstates looking for speeding, drunk driving, and aggressive driving.
A perennial plea for safe driving has been issued by the MSHP, and Missouri
drivers are being asked to buckle up and refrain from driving too close.
MSHP Sergeant commented on a recent statistic indicating that fatalities
on Missouri roadways were up six percent compared to last year. The Sergeant
said the numbers have gone down somewhat and this year is about even with
last year. According to the Sergeant, over 800 people die every year on
roadways in Missouri and MSHP wants to see those numbers go down. MSHP
officials report 1,094 crashes occurred last year on Labor Day weekend
in Missouri. Out of those 1,094 crashes, ten people were killed, and 508
were injured. MSHP officials report that the number one cause of crashes
in Missouri remains – distracted driving.
Attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, know first hand the devastation
distracting driving can cause. Thousands of families lose loved ones from
distracted driving accidents every year in Missouri. If you are a victim
of distracted driving,
a traffic accident attorney at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC.