Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer of Troop F, Jefferson City, announces upcoming plans for Troop F officers to participate in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) and a special enforcement operation over the 2017 Labor Day weekend.

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During Operation C.A.R.E., every available officer will be on the road enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists. The counting period for the Labor Day weekend will be from 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, to 11:59 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, 2017.

In addition to Operation C.A.R.E., Troop F will participate in a special enforcement operation during the peak travel periods on Sept. 1 and Sept. 4, 2017.  During this operation, Troop F troopers will be assigned to 20-mile sections of Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 54 to maximize visibility.

Enforcement efforts on secondary roads within Troop F will be conducted during the same time frame. Over the entire holiday weekend, troopers will be targeting all traffic violations and will be especially alert to excessive speed, careless and imprudent driving, and aggressive driving violations. Troopers also will be available to help motorists in need of assistance.

The only 100 percent survivable traffic crash is the one that never happens. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. Every day as we travel on Missouri’s roadways, we trust that every driver on the road is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober. “Don’t Violate The Trust.”

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Labor Day weekend is also an unofficial end to the peak boating season.  Troop F troopers will be targeting all boating violations and will be especially vigilant to careless watercraft operations throughout the entire holiday weekend.

Never operate a boat while you are impaired and never ride with an impaired operator. Please be courteous to others on the water, wear a life jacket, and obey the law regarding safe operation of a vessel and no wake zones. Troopers will also be available to help boaters in need of assistance.

Watercraft operators must consider the effect their actions have on others: Share the waterway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all. Life jackets save lives. Wear It!!