Posted: Aug 29, 2012 7:02 PM by Callie Eike - MTN News
Updated: Aug 30, 2012 9:39 AM
BILLINGS - While it's a relaxing endcap to summer for many, the Labor Day holiday in Montana has a history of being the deadliest holiday for DUI crashes.
AAA projects 33 million Americans will take a Labor Day journey more than 50 miles from their homes, which is a 2.9 percent increase from last year.
The Montana Highway Patrol wants citizens to be wary when out on roads and plan to beef up patrol numbers out over the weekend.
"As long as you follow those basic rules of not drinking and driving, and take your time, you'll never have a problem with us," said Sgt. Jay Nelson. "We are going to have extra patrols on the roads, and we will be focusing on those violations that cause fatalities."
Nelson cautions people to pay attention to areas under fire restrictions, and to the speed limits in construction zones.