11/21/16   Be Warned Arkansas State Police Every 20 Miles


 Beginning today, Arkansas State Troopers will team up with law enforcement officers from local and state agencies to make sure drivers are obeying the rules of the road, but with emphasis aimed at violators ignoring the Arkansas primary seat belt law.

Along Interstate 40 a chain of law enforcement presence will be seen every 20 miles all the way from California to North Carolina. The intensified patrols on I-40 will be between 11 am and 11 pm on Wednesday, November 23 and again on Sunday November 27 between 9am and 9pm.

Thanksgiving holiday travel on the nation's roads and highways is typically one of the most dangerous and deadliest. During the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday period between November 26 till December 1, there were 341 passenger vehicle occupants killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide. 50 percent of those killed were not wearing seat belts.

Colonel Bill Bryant, State Police Director, said..the numbers tell the story. Buckling up saves lives. Buckle up before leaving the driveway.