“Memorial Day is the first official holiday of the summer season and it’s also the first major travel holiday of the year. All of us here at Troop I want to urge motorists to wear their seat belts and don’t drink and drive under any circumstances.”

ROLLA, Missouri-  Captain James W. Remillard, commanding officer Troop I, Rolla announces that troopers assigned to the six-county region of Troop I will once again be participating in the Memorial Day weekend enforcement operations. The objective of these operations is to save lives by reducing the number and severity of traffic crashes. Throughout the holiday weekend, troopers within Troop I and across the entire state will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort). This means every available trooper will be on the roadways enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorist.

In addition to Operation C.A.R.E., Troop I will also be participating in the statewide peak travel crash reduction enforcement programs during the peak travel periods on Friday, May 26, and Monday, May 29. During this operation, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile stretches of Interstate 44 across the entire Troop I region. Enforcement efforts on secondary roadways will be conducted during the same timeframe.

“Memorial Day is the first official holiday of the summer season and it’s also the first major travel holiday of the year. All of us here at Troop I want to urge motorists to wear their seat belts and don’t drink and drive under any circumstances,” stated Captain Remillard. “Whether you live in Missouri, or if you’re just passing through, the Missouri State Highway Patrol wants all of you to have great Memorial Day weekend and a safe summer.”