The Missouri State Highway Patrol is preparing for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to Sergeant Brent Bernhardt:

Sergeant Brent Bernhardt

“We’re going to be participating in Operation C.A.R.E which is a combined accident reduction effort meaning that all available troopers will be working sometime during the holiday period,” said Bernhardt,” They will not only be aggressively enforcing Missouri traffic laws, but also helping motorists should they encounter some type of roadside emergency.”

The 20-Mile Trooper program will also be in effect.  This campaign places officers  in 20-mile intervals on Friday, August 31st and Monday, September 3rd.

Press Release:
EMPHASIS: Troop B Officers To Participate In Operation C.A.R.E. And 20-Mile Trooper Enforcement Programs Over The 2012 Labor Day Weekend

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces upcoming plans for Troop B officers to participate in Operation C.A.R.E. and 20-Mile Trooper enforcement programs over the 2012 Labor Day weekend.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) during the long holiday weekend. This means 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, August 31, to 11:59 p.m. Monday, September 3, 2012.
Additionally, Troop B officers will be conducting a 20-Mile Trooper project on U.S. Highways 24, 36, and 63 on August 31, 2012, and September 3, 2012. During this enforcement program, troopers will be assigned to 20-mile intervals in an effort to step up traffic enforcement with a goal of reducing traffic crashes over the holiday weekend.
“The Labor Day weekend is the last long holiday weekend of the summer and many people will be traveling on Missouri roadways,” stated Captain Wilt. “I would like to urge all motorists to make sure safe driving is a part of your plans. Make sure everyone is wearing a seat belt, and never drink and drive.”