“Hands Across the Border” encourages safe driving

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Law enforcement agencies from Mississippi and Louisiana are teaming up to keep a close eye on the roadways.

“Hands Across the Border” is a national campaign against impaired driving.
The goal is to develop a strong law enforcement presence around the borders between states.

In Mississippi, August is one of the deadliest months on the roadways.

Many of these fatal crashes are caused by drinking and driving.

“And we’re not saying don’t go out and have a good time. We’re not saying don’t go out and party on Labor Day. That’s not what we’re saying at all. All we’re asking is that you be responsible; if you are going to drink get a designated driver or download the app. Make sure you have a safe way home,” said Twyla Jennings of the Mississippi Office of Highway Safety.

The “Hands Across the Border” campaign started last week and will continue until Labor Day.


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