Special Enforcement Planned Today and Sunday

The Missouri Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies have a couple of special enforcement days this weekend.

Today, February 11th, Law enforcement statewide will be cracking down on speeding.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are taking a targeted approach to reduce speeding and increase safety on the Show-Me State’s roads.

The  Highway Patrol says speeding isn’t a new issue.  Preliminary data indicates 36% of Missouri roadway fatalities in 2021 were speed-related. In 2020, there were 404 speed-related fatalities in Missouri.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a crash on a road with a speed limit of 65 mph or greater is more than twice as likely to result in a fatality than a crash on a road with a speed limit of 45 or 50 mph and nearly five times as likely as a crash on a road with a speed limit of 40 mph or below.

The second focused enforcement period will be Super Bowl Sunday, as law enforcement will be watching for impaired drivers.

The highway patrol reminds you, whether you watch the game for the game itself, the commercials or the halftime show, be sure to have a sober ride home if you have a drink.  If you feel different, you drive different.

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