Preliminary reports by the Michigan State Police (MSP) show 10 people lost their lives in nine separate traffic crashes during the 2018 Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts) Lifesaver Weekend. The fatalities more than double in comparison to the four people who lost their lives in four separate traffic crashes during the 2017 initiative. Of the 10 fatalities, four were pedestrians, three of the fatal crashes involved alcohol, and four of the occupants were either not wearing seat belts or restraint use was unknown.
During this last full weekend before Christmas, the Michigan State Police (MSP) will join other state police and highway patrol agencies from across the United States in an effort to make travel safer by participating in the annual Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness and Reduction Efforts) Lifesaver Weekend. The purpose of this initiative is to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities resulting from crashes caused by dangerous driving behaviors.
Four new Michigan State Police (MSP) motor carrier officers will begin work next week following the graduation of the 23rd Motor Carrier Officer Recruit School this afternoon at the Radisson Hotel in Lansing.
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