Illinois State Police increases patrols for Memorial Day weekend

Illinois State Police increases patrols for Memorial Day weekend

Expect a lot more California Highway Patrol officers out on the roads beginning at 6 p.m. today, when the agency kicks off its "Maximum Enforcement Period" for the Memorial Day weekend. "I'm really hoping that's going to slow down", Pauole said. "What is the big rush?"

Seat belt usage will be a primary focus of Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers during Memorial Day weekend and the end of May, and for good reason - statistics show that buckling up is the easiest way to increase safety while driving. About five years ago, state law added transportation workers to the law, which means drivers must follow the same "move over" rules with highway workers as they do with emergency responders.

St. Peters, MO (KTRS) The city of St. Peters will host a Memorial Day ceremony.

"If you're stopped you may be asked for your drivers license, maybe asked for your insurance card, and to produce your paperwork for your registration", says Hodges.

A 2013 law makes the driver responsible for all occupants in a vehicle.

According to a NHTSA study, between 1960 and 2012 seat belts saved more lives - 329,715, to be exact - than all other vehicle technologies combined, including air bags, energy-absorbing steering assemblies and electronic stability control. Many Americans understand the lifesaving value of the seat belt. In addition to looking for safety belt and child restraint violations, troopers will pay special attention to drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and drugs or are driving in a reckless and unsafe manner.

In Ohio, 1.5 million people are hitting the road.

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