Missouri state troopers are expecting heavy traffic on the roads during the Christmas holiday weekend, especially Thursday and Sunday.
State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz says ten people were killed and another 310 were injured during Missouri’s 2020 Christmas holiday counting period.
“Losing someone anytime is very tragic, but we know around holidays it’s particularly tragic for those who are left behind and then every single Christmas they’re dealing with the loss of a loved one,” Hotz says.
The Patrol’s holiday counting period begins tomorrow evening at 6 and runs through 11:59 on Sunday night.
Extra troopers are on the road for the entire Christmas holiday weekend, enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists. Captain Hotz encourages you to prepare your vehicle, before your trip.
“Make sure of course that your battery is in good shape, your windshield wipers are in good shape. Make sure you have plenty of windshield wiper fluid. Make sure your tires are in good condition, that you have plenty of tread,” says Hotz.
Troopers are expecting high-traffic volume all weekend. There were 746 traffic crashes in Missouri, during the 2020 Christmas holiday counting period.