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Highway Patrol Out In Full Force

July 4, 2010, 9:55 PM by Alex Hoffman

Highway Patrol Out In Full Force
SIOUX FALLS, SD - With nearly 35 million Americans traveling by car this holiday weekend, the roads can be a dangerous place. But officials in South Dakota are trying to keep the roads safe.

For many, the Fourth of July is a time to load up the car and visit friends and relatives. South Dakota Highway Patrol is out in full force making sure the roads stay safe.

"On holidays, we make an effort to have more troopers on the roadways to make an effort to be visible for the traffic,” Highway Patrol trooper Isaac Kurtz said.

To avoid a dangerous and possibly even deadly crash this holiday weekend, officers have some advice for drivers when heading out onto the roads.

"Make sure you buckle your seat belt up, and always allow plenty of time to get to your destination. Speed is a big factor in crashes we investigate. Also allow room between you and the car in front of you; that is another big factor in crashes we investigate, people following too closely,” Kurtz said.

Along with speed, alcohol is often a factor in crashes the Highway Patrol sees. And even though this weekend they're on the lookout for serious violations, state troopers will still pull you over for a routine traffic stop.

"We still deal with a lot of speeding complaints, reckless driving complaints, people making unsafe lane changes, or also being distracted while they are driving, talking on the phone, messing with radio, or texting. You name it, we usually see it,” Kurtz said.

Troopers increase their presence on holiday weekends to encourage drivers to travel safely.

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