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MHP begins New Year’s holiday campaign

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the New Year’s Enforcement Period on Thursday, December 31 at 12:01 a.m. and will conclude Sunday, January 3 at midnight. The ongoing MHP safety initiative “Home for the Holidays” continues to place emphasis on traffic safety regarding motorists traveling throughout the holiday season. During the 2019 New Year’s period, MHP investigated 81 vehicle crashes including 3 fatalities in the 2 day period. If plans include alcohol, please designate a sober driver before festivities start. No one should begin 2021 with being arrested, facing medical bills, legal fees, and perhaps losing their job. Responsible decisions ensure safe travel and allows everyone to enjoy time spent with family and friends.