PIERRE — South Dakota’s Division of Public Security needs drivers to ensure this Memorial Day vacation weekend is remembered for all the proper seasons.
The Freeway Patrol will take part in two main security tasks throughout the vacation interval. One is Operation Secure which is able to imply extra troopers on state roads monitoring site visitors and implementing state legal guidelines. The second is a Border to Border marketing campaign that can contain highways patrols from surrounding states.
“Each of those campaigns are cooperative efforts the place we’re working collectively to maintain individuals secure,” stated Col. Rick Miller, superintendent of the Freeway Patrol. “Our objective is to be extremely seen on the roadways, encouraging security belt use and dealing to make sure a secure Memorial Day vacation for these on the roadways.”
The Workplace of Freeway Security reported that final yr throughout the Memorial Day vacation, there have been 116 motorcar crashes leading to two deaths and 30 accidents. Thus far this yr, motorcar fatalities are up in South Dakota in comparison with the identical time final yr. Pace, alcohol and never sporting a seat belt proceed to be main components in a lot of the state’s motorcar fatalities.