Highway Patrol conducting operation C.A.R.E. this holiday weekend

(Jefferson County) Friday evening is the official kickoff to the Labor Day holiday weekend. Law enforcement agencies are expected to be out and about.

Corporal Logan Bolton with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says troopers will be conducting operation C.A.R.E.

Corporal Bolton says troopers will be patrolling looking for a variety of driving violations.

Heading into the holiday weekend the number of fatal accidents is down by roughly 6 percent in the state compared to this time last year.

Corporal Bolton mentions in general more motorists are starting to slow down and pay attention.

The 2022 Labor Day holiday counting period begins at 6 Friday evening through 11:59 Monday night.