Monday, November 21, 2016

MHP launches "Line to Line" campaign.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued the following press release:


The Mississippi Highway Patrol will kick off the 2016 Thanksgiving Travel Enforcement Period with a safety awareness initiative implemented by the Public Affairs Division. “Line To Line” will be conducted on Wednesday, November 23rd, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Interstate 55. Due to an increase in traffic fatalities and anticipation of heavy holiday traffic, State Troopers will patrol I-55 from the Tennessee State Line to the Louisiana State Line. This high visibility safety initiative is designed to ensure safe holiday travel for motorists and combat reckless driving along with speeding and distracted driving issues. The official MHP 2016 Thanksgiving Travel Enforcement Period also begins on Wednesday, November 23rd at 6 p.m. and will conclude Sunday, November 27th at midnight. MHP investigated 221 crashes including 4 fatalities during the 2015 Thanksgiving enforcement period. Safety checkpoints will be conducted by troopers in order to enforce child restraint and seatbelt laws while also removing impaired drivers. We urge motorists who are preparing to travel on the roadways to include safe driving as part of their plans.




13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lots of buffets, truck stops and rural grocery stores along 55.

Anonymous said...

so basically what they are saying is that they intend to do their job.

Anonymous said...

Wishing all law enforcement a Happy Thanksgiving and pray for their safety daily.
Thankful for their trying to ensure our safety.

Anonymous said...

Official DPS Memorandum

From: Warren Strain aka "Spindoc"

To: Drug, Cash and Contraband Couriers

Date: 21 November 2016
_________________________________________________________

In response to the Mississippi Highway Patrol's "Line to Line" campaign, please adjust your trafficking routes away from Interstate 55 in Mississippi from 10 a.m. Wednesday November 23 through 7 p.m. Sunday, November 27th as the MHP has so graciously telegraphed its intent to abandon the rest of the state's highways to saturate I-55 with troopers.


Anonymous said...

@9:23 Well said !
I appreciate our law enforcement officers and am so very thankful for their service and sacrifice.

Anonymous said...

9:14, I didn't see anything saying they were going to be doing their job. It said they would be there. Probably be doing pretty much what they always do, and that is not what most people think their job is.

Anonymous said...

Having worked for the MDOPS/MHP, every holiday period they get federal grants and have a catchy slogan to go along with it. Whatever, they and certainly local law enforcement in counties such as Rankin and several others, have gotten more effective. That is a great accomplishment. The real problem areas are lesser patrolled highways and back roads. Good luck to all law enforcement!

Anonymous said...

Having worked for the MDOPS/MHP, every holiday period they get federal grants and have a catchy slogan to go along with it. Whatever, they and certainly local law enforcement in counties such as Rankin and several others, have gotten more effective. That is a great accomplishment. The real problem areas are lesser patrolled highways and back roads. Good luck to all law enforcement!

Anonymous said...

I was behind a trooper on 49 headed to Yazoo City last Thursday afternoon. We both passed a woman with her hood up on the side of the road. I followed him on into Yazoo.

Before you ask, NO, I didn't stop either. But I don't have a statewide radio network and an arsenal of weapons. I would think his job would call for him to at least pull over and ask what the problem was. But, hell, what am I thinking. It was right at 11:40 a.m.

A couple of weeks ago I was parked at Georgia Blue in Madison waiting on someone to meet me for dinner. Trooper pulled up and got out in his referee uniform. He went inside. Twenty minutes later, I went inside with my friend. We were in there at least 45 minutes and when we left he was still seated with his table of guests or whoever they were.

There are three possibilities here:

1) He was on duty wearing a referee's uniform.

2) He was refereeing later and using his patrol car for personal reasons.

3) He was taking an extended dinner break, on duty, out of uniform.

Anonymous said...

thanks for not posting my comment, I think it was creative in that it articulated why you don't tell folks where the cops are going to be...

Anonymous said...

It takes a smart guy to do that many push ups and mountain climbers. You gotta drive real fast, rite a hole buncha tickets if' y'all Phil like it, show up for court or not (at the tax payers expense and the defendant has to come back w no dismissal). Plus, the trooper don't have to do no investigation.
That said, there are some very good accident reconstruction troopers out there. As a prosecutor, the best that I have had the pleasure of working with was female. Also anytime a law enforcement professional puts on that badge he/she puts their life on the line. I do certainly respect that.
Everyone have a safe Thanksgiving!🇺🇸

Anonymous said...

I also respect law enforcement officers. It takes more then a badge to make a law enforcement officer. The troopers in Ms. have shown time after time that they are not really law enforcement officers.
I will take them at their word. If they do not respect the badge they put on I can not see anyone respecting the person behind the badge.

Meanwhile: Back To Reality.. said...

Newsflash: As was said earlier, federal funds are sprinkled over the states like glitter at a child's party. This money is FREE, right? It comes from the money tree and it pays overtime and funds a crock-pot Friday or two at Troop Headquarters buildings across the state.

The funding is supposedly a hook to get states to increase efforts to reduce holiday deaths; however, in Mississippi, the funds are simply a mechanism to fund overtime for 'controlmen' riding on major highways. And that's not where the holiday traffic-deaths occur in the first place.

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