MHP Anticipating Heavy Traffic for Christmas

(Mississippi)- In anticipation of record holiday traveling this weekend, Mississippi Highway Patrol is on full alert starting today. The holiday enforcement period begins at 6 P.M. and goes through Monday night at midnight. 250 crashes were investigated during Christmas time last year with 5 of those being fatal. Safety checkpoints will be set up with troopers looking at seat belts and child restraints while removing impaired drivers from the roads. MHP encourages travelers to give themselves plenty of time for their trips.

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