Mississippi Highway Patrol, Tennessee Highway Patrol and Louisiana State Police Announce Collaboration on Highway Safety Initiative – Picayune Item
JACKSON, Mississippi – As of May 26, the Mississippi Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Louisiana State Police, began leading the Line to Line road safety initiative on Interstate 55.
This high visibility safety initiative will precede the Memorial Day travel period and is designed to keep motorists safe during peak hours. Soldiers from their respective states will be placed statewide on Interstate 55 to reduce the number of crashes, promote seat belt use, deter speeding and eliminate impaired drivers.
“Our goal with Line to Line is to raise awareness of safe driving as the Memorial Day holiday season approaches. We encourage drivers to remember that their actions while driving have consequences, both good and bad, for themselves and for others, ”said Col. Randy Ginn, Director of the Mississippi Highway Patrol. “If everyone slows down, buckles up, puts down their phones, and avoids driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, we can all have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day weekend.”
The official application period for Memorial Day MHP 2021 begins on Friday, May 28 at 12:01 a.m. and ends on Monday, May 31 at midnight. During the 2020 enforcement period, the MHP investigated 157 accidents, including two fatalities.
Security checkpoints will be put in place to detect impaired driving and seat belt law enforcement. Motorists preparing to travel during the application period are urged to include safe driving in their travel plans.