MHP to be out in force July 4thBy SPECIAL TO THE PRESS REGISTER,
Slow down, use your seatbelt and don’t drink and drive, because this is the only warning you will get!
The Mississippi Highway Patrol will begin the 2020 Fourth of July Holiday Enforcement Period on Friday, July 3, at 12:01 a.m. and conclude Sunday, July 5, at midnight.
All available troopers will be assigned to saturation patrols and checkpoints to promote traffic safety. In conjunction with the holiday period, MHP will be conducting the 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 2019, MHP investigated 63 crashes with 1 fatality and made 43 DUI arrests on state and federal highway systems.
Due to the increase of summer traffic we are asking motorists to have a “Drive Right” mentality while traveling and to join with us in making roadways safer in Mississippi.