(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Listen up, Pilgrim. Buckle that seat belt because the Alaska State Troopers will be out conducting extra traffic enforcement efforts to ensure the safety of Alaskans while they celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. While patrols will be focused on seat belt enforcement, troopers will also be watching for impaired driving, speeding, aggressive driving, and distracted driving. The intention of the focused enforcement is to bring the number of major-injury or fatal collisions on Alaska’s roads down to zero.
Complementing the enforcement effort is the release of our newest seat belt PSA: CIOT Showing Up. The ad can be viewed on the DPS website or You Tube:
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 are in a vehicle, you should always wear your seatbelt and encourage those around you to do the same. Children in vehicles should be properly restrained using the appropriate safety equipment whether it be a seatbelt, a booster seat or a car seat.
Troopers also encourage everyone to Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately by calling 9‐1‐1.
Funding for the public service announcement was provided by grant sources distributed through the Alaska Highway Safety Office.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adsense-responsive”]