Troopers to Kick Off Driving Safety Initiative

The Mississippi Highway Patrol will launch a driving initiative, “Pay Attention or Pay a Fine”, Friday, November 1. The initiative will consist of State Troopers riding in unmarked vehicles for the purpose of observing distractive driving behaviors and report the violators to nearby marked units. The initiative, part of the MHP D.R.I.V.E. campaign, is designed to be another proactive deterrent towards distractive driving.

“This is a simple message we are trying to get across to the motoring public. Simply pay attention. We understand distractive driving is one of the leading contributors in motor vehicle crashes. Therefore, our goal is simple, use the resources we have and implement reasonable efforts to deter distractive drivers so we can save lives.”—Trooper Ray Hall, Public Affairs Officer, Troop F.

There will be a press conference at the Oxford Police Department, Friday, November 1st, at 12:00pm (noon) before “Pay Attention or Pay a Fine” is initiated. Following the press release, MHP Troopers will work traffic on MS 6 around the Oxford area.

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