Michigan motorists reminded to 'Click It or Ticket' ahead of Memorial Day weekend

Posted at 11:00 AM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 11:00:35-04

During Memorial Day weekend, Michigan State Police is reminding motorists to buckle up and make safety a priority during their holiday travel.

Troopers will join their counterparts from across the country in the international traffic safety initiative, Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts). 

“As part of Operation C.A.R.E., the statewide Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign, and the 6 State Trooper Project, troopers will take a zero-tolerance approach to unbuckled motorists,” said Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the MSP.

“In addition to looking for safety belt and child restraint violations, troopers will pay special attention to drivers who are under the influence of alcohol and drugs or are driving in a reckless and unsafe manner.”

The official Memorial Day enforcement period began May 21 and will end on May 28. Last year, 10 fatal traffic crashes resulted in 10 deaths over Memorial Day weekend.