JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Mississippi Highway Patrol is getting ready for the Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement Period.
The official MHP 2016 Thanksgiving Travel Enforcement Period also begins on Wednesday, November 23rd at 6 p.m. and will conclude Sunday, November 27th at midnight.
They will jump start the enforcement period with the Line to Line initiative on I-55. State Troopers will patrol I-55 from the Tennessee State Line to the Louisiana State Line on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.
MHP said high visibility safety initiative is designed to ensure safe holiday travel for motorists and combat reckless driving along with speeding and distracted driving issues.
MHP investigated 221 crashes including four fatalities during the 2015 Thanksgiving enforcement period.
Troopers will also conduct safety checkpoints.