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Thursday, 23 May 2013 10:59

MSP Holiday Enforcement Efforts Highlight Operation C.A.R.E. and Click It or Ticket

(AREA) -- With Memorial Day Weekend here, the Michigan State Police is reminding motorists to make safety a priority during their holiday travel. Troopers will join their counterparts from across the country in the international traffic safety initiative, Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). The statewide "Click It or Ticket" safety belt enforcement campaign has also started. In addition to looking for safety belt and child restraint violations, troopers will be on the lookout for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or are driving in a reckless and unsafe manner. The official Memorial Day weekend begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 24, and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013. Last year, nine fatal traffic crashes resulted in ten deaths over the Memorial Day weekend. Of those who died, three were not wearing a seat belt.