The Alaska State Troopers will be out conducting extra traffic enforcement efforts to ensure the safety of Alaskans while they celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Megan Peters with the State Troopers said that, while patrols will be somewhat focused on DUI enforcement, troopers will also be watching for speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving and people not wearing their seat belts.
The intention of the focused enforcement is to bring the number of major-injury or fatal collisions on Alaska’s roads down to zero over the holiday weekend.
Peters said that regardless of what your ultimate plans are for Thanksgiving, Troopers encourage you to always practice safe driving behaviors on the roads while traveling to and from your destination.
If you consume drugs or alcohol, plan to either stay the night or to have a sober driver in charge of operating your vehicle. Always have a plan to celebrate safely and responsibly.
Troopers also encourage everyone to Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately by calling 9‐1‐1.