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Troopers begin Christmas travel enforcement period

State troopers are preparing for their annual Christmas travel enforcement period to keep motorists safe.

Posted: Dec 17, 2018 4:11 PM
Updated: Dec 21, 2018 10:48 AM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State troopers are preparing for their annual Christmas travel enforcement period to keep motorists safe.

This year’s travel enforcement period begins at midnight on Friday, Dec. 21.

It will conclude at the end of Christmas Day.

Capt. John Poulos with the Mississippi Highway Patrol says all available troopers will be used on all state, federal and interstate systems to combat reckless driving, along with speeding and distracted driving issues.

Troopers will use safety checkpoints during this time to enforce child restraint and seatbelt laws while also removing impaired drivers.

During this same period last year, troopers investigated 157 crashes with no fatalities.

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