The following article contains a press release from Sergeant Scott White of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

 Captain Corey J. Schoeneberg, commanding officer of Troop F, announces that Troop F will be participating in enforcement operations throughout the Memorial Day weekend. The goal of the operations is to promote safety and reduce traffic crashes. Throughout the holiday weekend, troopers within Troop F and throughout the state will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort). Troopers will be watching for all traffic violations and will be especially vigilant regarding distracted driving, impaired driving, aggressive driving, excessive speed, and seat belt violations. Troopers also will be available to help motorists in need of assistance. This year's counting period for the holiday weekend begins at 6 p.m., Friday, May 22, and ends at 11:59 p.m., Monday, May 25, 2020.

In addition to Operation C.A.R.E., Troop F will participate in special enforcement operations during the peak travel periods on Friday, May 22, and Monday, May 25 on Interstate 70, U.S. Highway 63, U.S. Highway 54, U.S. Highway 50, and Missouri Highway 5.

Too many people die in traffic crashes each year in Missouri. The choices you make when you’re behind the wheel matter. Make good choices, so you’ll never have to say, “If I could just go back …”

The Memorial Day weekend is also an unofficial start to the boating season. Boating is a great pastime and troopers want everyone to enjoy themselves in a safe manner. Troop F troopers will be targeting all boating violations and will be especially vigilant regarding 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!!

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