The Mississippi Highway Patrol is out in forces on The Fourth
The Mississippi Highway Patrol began the 2019 Fourth of July Holiday Enforcement Period on Wednesday, July 3, at 12:01 a.m. and will conclude it Thursday, July 4, at midnight.
All available troopers will be assigned to saturation patrols and checkpoints to promote traffic safety.
In conjunction with the holiday period, MHP is launching the new traffic safety initiative “Drive Right Mississippi” which will run through the month of July.
The initiative will focus on the left hand lane law, distracted and impaired driving, speeding, and seatbelt usage.
During the Fourth of July holiday period in 2018, MHP investigated 61 crashes with two fatalities and made 41 DUI arrests on state and federal highway systems.