KHP travel enforcement for the Holiday weekend

Published: Dec. 22, 2017 at 7:31 PM CST
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The Kansas Highway Patrol troopers will be out in full force this holiday weekend, enforcing the law, but also making sure you make it home for the holidays safely.

"Make sure you drive safely. We're obviously going to have Troopers out on the roads enforcing things like impaired drivers. Other traffic violations, so if you are going to indulge in any alcoholic beverages, make sure you have a designated driver," says Trooper Jordan Plachecki.

He says the first thing you need to do is make sure your car is ready to hit the open road.

Plachecki says you need to also do a little preparation because you never know what kind of weather conditions you'll run into.

"Make sure that you have blankets, things like that in your vehicle if you're on a long trip so you can take care of yourself to be warm. We'll be there to help you but sometimes it takes us a while."

Remember when you hit the road, the troopers are still working, so they ask that you stay aware, and give them some extra room.

"If you see us there with our emergency lights on, try to take a lane over to the left, if you can. If you can't because traffics blocking that, please slow down."

KHP says they will need room to work so they encourage drivers to move over if they see them on the roads.