MHP travel enforcement period begins Wednesday

Published 12:14 pm Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin its 2022 Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Enforcement Period at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. The period will conclude Sunday, Nov. 27, at midnight.

State troopers will focus enforcement efforts on state and federal highways and interstate systems to reduce reckless driving, speeding and distracted driving issues. Safety checkpoints will be conducted throughout the period to enforce child restraint and seatbelt laws, while also removing impaired drivers.

During the 2021 period, MHP investigated 195 crashes with five fatalities, and made 158 DUI arrests on state and federal highway systems.

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“Many Mississippians will be traveling the roads this holiday season to spend time with friends and family,” said Commissioner Sean Tindell. “The Mississippi Highway Patrol will continue to work endlessly to keep those safe on our roadways. Remember to slow down, wear your seatbelt, and avoid texting and driving. Happy Thanksgiving!”

Lt. Col. Malachi Sanders said MHP encourages everyone to drive safely and enjoy their holiday.

“We will work tirelessly with other law enforcement agencies to promote public safety through strict enforcement of the traffic laws,” Sanders said. “Our primary goal will be preventing vehicle crashes by being visible on state and federal highways.”