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Memorial Day Weekend Kicks Off Alaska's Summer Season


May 27, 2005

Memorial Day Weekend is the traditional kickoff for Alaska's summer season. The Alaska State Troopers, along with law enforcement officers across the State, will be on the roads, in the air, and on the beaches concentrating on enforcement of safety belt and child restraint, DUI, impeding, and personal flotation device laws. It is also the second enforcement period for Operation C.A.R.E., the Combined Accident Reduction Effort. The Alaska State Troopers ask you to remember to drive with CARE and help reduce accidents.

  • Use age-appropriate child restraints for all children and wear your safety belt. Be sure all your passengers are buckled up. "Click It Or Ticket."
  • Drive and boat sober.
  • Pull over in a safe turnout if you are driving slower than the posted speed limit and have five or more vehicles behind you.
  • Take rest breaks to avoid driver fatigue.
  • Allow adequate travel time and obey posted speed limits.

As the summer time travel season begins, Alaska State Troopers remain committed to supporting Operation C.A.R.E. and its mission of reducing traffic crashes and fatalities.

During Memorial Day Weekend 2004, Alaska State Trooper responses included: 10 motor vehicle crashes, 10 DUI arrests, 497 speed citations issued, and 101 safety belt and child restraint citations written.

The Alaska State Troopers asked that you kick off the summer season with habits you can live with: buckle up, drive sober, and obey posted speed limits. Drive to survive.


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