The Missouri Highway Patrol is expecting heavy volumes of motorists on our highways as we go into the long Memorial Day Holiday period.
Troop I Information and Education Officer Mike Mitchell observes that more people are planning to get out and on the road this year in comparison in 2020.
The patrol will be participating in their Crash Awareness Reduction Effort during the long holiday weekend, with every available trooper out on the roadway enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists. Motorists or boaters in need of assistance, or who want to report a crime, should use the Highway Patrol’s Emergency Assistance number, one-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cell phone.
Last year, ten people died and 444 were injured on the road. The official holiday traffic accident counting period begins at 6 o’clock this evening.