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 2015 July Fourth holiday weekend. Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is a national traffic enforcement program aimed at making holiday weekends safer.

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 2015 July Fourth holiday weekend.  Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is a national traffic enforcement program aimed at making holiday weekends safer.

 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.  In addition to Operation C.A.R.E., Troop B officers will participate in a 20-Mile Trooper enforcement operation on Thursday, July 2 and Sunday, July 5.  

During this added enforcement operation, which will be conducted on U.S. Highways 24, 36, and 63, troopers will be patrolling in 20-mile intervals to provide additional manpower during the peak travel days of the holiday period.  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," stated Captain Wilt. "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."