NORTH SCITUATE, RI (WPRI) — Starting on Wednesday and continuing through Sunday, Rhode Island State Police will be stepping up patrols on the roads during Thanksgiving, the busiest travel time of the year.
Patrols will be out to target impaired or intoxicated drivers, seat belt and child restraint violations, aggressive drivers, speeding violations, texting violations, and all traffic violations.
This week, State Police will be participating in:
- “Click It or Ticket Campaign” a nationwide program to make sure you buckle up.
- “Operation C.A.R.E.” which is a multi-state program of patrol and enforcement activities committed to the goal of motor vehicle crash reduction through strict traffic enforcement.
- “Rhode Island Statewide Impaired Driving Task Force,” a combined effort comprised of State Police and municipal police departments targeting impaired drivers in an effort to reduce traffic deaths and injuries.
Drivers are reminded that they can immediately report dangerous drivers or hazardous roadway conditions to the State Police by dialing 911 on their cell phones.