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Keep safe this Labor Day weekend

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Jackson, MISS. – Labor Day marks the end of summer for many. While making plans to celebrate, remember to keep safe driving a top priority. The Mississippi Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) goal is to keep the traveling public safe by monitoring the state’s highways and encouraging safe travel.

 

“With Labor Day weekend being one of the busiest weekends on the road, we urge motorists to take extra precautions so that everyone makes it to their destination safely,” said MDOT Executive Director Brad White. “Take advantage of the state’s free travel resources to make your trip safer and more enjoyable.”

 

Highway traffic will increase on Labor Day weekend as many families from all over the state travel for the final event of the summer. MDOT offers these tips to help motorists stay safe this Labor Day weekend.

 

·         Buckle up and make sure your passengers do as well.

·         Make sure all children are in safety seats appropriate for their size.

·         Don’t drink and drive. Always plan a designated driver when needed.

·         Allow enough time for travel to avoid excessive speed and observe speed limits.

·         Eliminate distracted driving activities such as eating or cell phone usage.

·         Let someone know your destination, your route and when you expect to arrive.

 

If you’re traveling this holiday weekend, know before you go. Download the MDOT Traffic App to access real-time traffic information. Also, be sure to check for local regulations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

For additional travel tips or other travel related information, visit MDOTtraffic.com or like and follow @MississippiDOT on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

MageeNews.com is an online news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

 

 

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Patrice, wife of Greg Boykin & mother of two sons, Bradley & Alex, is a Magee hometown girl. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry and 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community where she served as Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 18 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.

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