July 4th Holiday Travel Period

The July 4th Holiday Travel Period begins today and will continue through Monday.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds Missouri’s travelers to make smart choices for a safe holiday.

In 2021, seven people were killed and 532 injured in Missouri over the holiday. Troopers also arrested 80 people for DWI.

There were 12 boating crashes, which included eight injuries and one fatality, there were also nine boating while intoxicated arrests.

The Highway Patrol is participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) and Operation Dry Water over the July Fourth holiday weekend. Operation Dry Water specifically targets impaired vessel operators. All available troopers will be patrolling Missouri roadways and waterways to enforce traffic and boating laws and offering assistance as needed.

Anyone needing assistance or who witnesses criminal activity while traveling on Missouri’s roadways or waterways can contact the nearest Highway Patrol by calling 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on a cellular phone. In an emergency, dial 911.

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