Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) is a national traffic enforcement program aimed at decreasing the number and severity of traffic crashes.

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces Troop B officers will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E. during the 2017 July Fourth holiday weekend.  Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort) is a national traffic enforcement program aimed at decreasing the number and severity of traffic crashes.  During this enforcement operation, all available troopers will be assigned to patrol Missouri highways, not only aggressively enforcing traffic laws, but also to be available in the event motorists experience any type of emergency. 

Additionally, Troop B officers will be conducting a holiday travel crash reduction effort on U.S. Highways 24, 36, and 63 on July 4.  During this enforcement program, additional troopers will be assigned to these heavily traveled roadways in an effort to step up traffic enforcement with a goal of reducing traffic crashes over the holiday weekend.

Troop B troopers will also be patrolling area lakes and rivers enforcing marine laws and assisting those utilizing Northeast Missouri waterways.

"We expect many motorists to be traveling throughout Missouri over this holiday period," Wilt said. "Our goal is very simple: We want everyone to arrive at their destination safely.  Please obey all traffic laws, ensure that everyone in your vehicle is properly restrained, and never drink and drive."