Thursday, November 26, 2015

State Police to step up enforcement over busy holiday travel period

With a busy travel weekend expected on interstates throughout the Mountain State, West Virginia State Police will be stepping up enforcement to ensure a safe Thanksgiving holiday.

State Police Spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said it’s about trying to ensure a safe holiday.

“We do the best we can with the amount of troopers we have out here on the roadway. Especially on the holidays we try to run extra patrols,” Baylous said.

“The biggest piece of advice I can give everybody is to use common sense out here on the roadways,” he said. “Second piece of advice I would give is to be patient. Realize there are people from other states traveling through who may not be familiar with the roadway. They might cut over or in front of you not meaning to; but be patient with people.”

He also heavily recommended observant, alert driving, as well as staying off the roads if having consumed any alcohol, illegal or prescription drugs.