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Highway Patrol Warns About Safe Holiday Travel


December 25, 2017

The State Highway Patrol (SHP) is encouraging motorists to keep safety in mind while traveling to various destinations this holiday season.

As the number of vehicles increase on the state’s roadways, so does the potential for vehicle collisions.

Troopers will be monitoring driver behavior while focusing on high speed, distracted driving, seatbelt use and driving while impaired violations.

SHP responded to 2,077 crashes from Dec. 24, 2016 through Jan. 2, 2017. Among those collisions, 735 were injury related and 34 resulted in a fatality.

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