The Rhode Island State Police, Rhode Island Police Chiefs’ Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will participate in tow traffic enforcement mobilization details from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5 to increase enforcement of drunk driving and seat belt laws.
The details are as follows:
- Alcohol Crackdown from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5.
- Operation C. A. R. E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) – National Holiday Lifesaver Weekend from Sept. 2 to 5.
The Rhode Island State Police, through funding obtained by the Rhode Island Department of Transportation, Office on Highway Safety, will have additional patrols targeting seat belt and child restraint violations, texting violations and especially impaired drivers. Drunk and impaired driving enforcement continues to be a vital mission of the Rhode Island State Police and motorists are reminded “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.”
C.A.R.E is a national effort to reduce death and injury on the highways. State and local law enforcement agencies throughout the nation will participate in these efforts to increase enforcement of seat belt infractions, child safety laws, speed enforcement, and all other moving motor vehicle violations.
Please help the Rhode Island State Police create a safer motoring environment by buckling up, and if you plan to drive, don't drink.
The Rhode Island State Police is committed to keeping the roads safe for travelers in our state, and motorists are reminded that they can immediately report dangerous drivers or hazardous roadway conditions to the State Police by dialing 911 or *77 on their cellular phones.