LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan State Police say that Thanksgiving brings with it the second-deadliest travel season for Michigan traffic crashes. In response, they’ll be beefing up their patrols starting Wednesday.
Operations CARE stands for Combined Accident Reduction Effort, and means that local departments will be teaming up for get more law enforcement on the streets.
In addition to drunk drivers and speeders, they’ll be keeping an eye out for those ignoring seat belt laws and distracted drivers.
Last year saw 11 people die in Michigan traffic crashes.