Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced its plans for extra enforcement during one of the heaviest travel weekends of the year.

Thanksgiving traffic may be a bit heaver this year because Christmas falls in the middle of the week. That spreads traffic out over several days, rather than concentrating the Christmas travel on just a couple of days. Thanksgiving week, law enforcement agencies nationwide participate in enhanced traffic enforcement paid for through grants in the Operation CARE program. Troopers work overtime during the operation, which strives to prevent vehicle accidents.

In addition, Troop B officers will conduct a “20-Mile Trooper” enforcement operation on U.S. Highway 61 throughout the Troop B area and selected portions of U.S. Highways 36 and 63, on Wednesday and Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend, the two days of heaviest traffic. Troopers will be assigned to 20-mile sections of those roadways in an effort to promote safety and reduce traffic crashes.