It will be the last fling of summer for many, the approaching Labor Day weekend this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Law enforcement officials are preparing their usual patrol of the highways and assisting people who have troubles while traveling. Last year, seven people died and 398 travelers were injured in 1,041 traffic crashes over the Labor Day holiday. This means that one person was killed or injured every 11.5 minutes of the holiday counting period. Highway patrol troopers arrested 121 people for driving while intoxicated during the same period last year. The patrol will be participating in Operation Care over the Labor Day holiday weekend. Troopers say speed, inattention, and impaired driving are leading causes of traffic crashes. All available troopers will be patrolling Missouri’s roadways and waterways this weekend. They will be enforcing the state’s speed limit, seat belt, and impaired driving laws, in addition to being available to assist motorists.