The Christian County Sheriff’s Office will partipate in Operation “Show-Me” Self-Control, over the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Excessive speed, inattention, and impaired driving are leading causes of traffic crashes, according to a press release from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office. Additional deputies will patrol Christian County roadways enforcing Missouri’s speed limit, seat belt and impaired driving laws. Deputies will also be available to assist motorists. This operation will include U.S. Highways 60, 65 and 160 in Christian County.
“Deputies will be targeting all traffic violations, and be especially vigilant of aggressive driving violations during their shifts,” the press release said.
Sheriff Brad Cole asked drivers to make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint.
“We trust that every driver operating a vehicle on the roadway in Christian County is going to obey the speed limit, pay attention, and drive sober this Thanksgiving holiday period,” Cole said.
Regarding impaired driving, the sheriff’s office warns that alcohol consumption slows reaction time.
“Let's say farewell to summer 2018 with a safe Thanksgiving Day holiday,” Cole said. “Be a courteous driver and obey all applicable laws. Safety starts with every driver. It really is that simple."
Deputies ask drivers to share the roadway and use common sense, good judgment, and courtesy to ensure the safety of all.