Drunk driving, seat belt use targeted over holiday

generic Michigan State Police generic MSP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State Police and other law enforcers are offering a carrot and a stick for people to wear seat belts, drive with care and stay sober behind the wheel this Memorial Day holiday weekend.

The carrot is increasing the safety of travel over the holiday that marks the unofficial start of the summer recreation season. The stick is the risk of getting an expensive ticket or a visit to jail for drunken driving or failure to follow traffic laws.

The holiday weekend official runs from 6 p.m. Friday to Monday at midnight. State police say 15 people died in Michigan crashes during last year’s Memorial Day weekend.

Troopers will be implementing Operation Care, a nationwide effort that focuses on aggressive and impaired driving and failure to use occupant restraints.



MSP’s Operation C.A.R.E.

WOOD TV8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s