Troopers to conduct Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign

Troopers will be watch for speeding, driving impaired, driving aggressively or while distracted.

Troopers to conduct Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign

Alaska State and Wildlife Troopers will be paying close attention to the roads and highways for Thanksgiving.

Troopers will be conducting a high-visibility enforcement campaign from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1. During the campaign, troopers will be enforcing safe seat belt usage and watching for motorists who are speeding, driving impaired, driving aggressively or driving while distracted, according to a Nov. 26 press release from the Department of Public Safety.

“The intention is to reduce the number of major-injury or fatal collisions on Alaska roads to zero,” B Detachment Deputy Commander Lt. Freddie Wells said in the release. “Thanksgiving is a time for people to gather with family and friends. We want to do our part to ensure Alaskans reach their destinations and make it home safely, too.”

Troopers encourage motorists to always wear seat belts and never drive impaired. Those who choose to celebrate with alcohol or marijuana should arrange to have a designated driver, stay the night or call a cab.

Motorists should report every dangerous driver immediately by calling 911.

Funding for increased highway patrol efforts come from the National Click it or Ticket High Visibility Enforcement Campaign with funds issued through the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

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