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Operation C.A.R.E. shows fewer deaths on Michigan Roadways

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ROCKFORD, Mich. -- The latest Operation C.A.R.E. weekend is in the books, and the results are encouraging.

Just three people lost their lives in three separate traffic accidents on Michigan roadways this past weekend. That's down from seven fatalities last year at this same approximate time.

The latest Operation C.A.R.E. weekend ran from Friday morning, December 15th through Sunday night, December 17th. The traffic safety initiative is held during several periods throughout the year, usually on or before busy holiday travel weekends.

"What we do for Operation C.A.R.E. is we take all of our non-essential work, non-essential paperwork or non-essential follow-up or any kind of civil cases we're working on, we put those all on the back shelf and focus all of our efforts on traffic enforcement on freeways and major trunklines," said Lt. Chris McIntire of the Michigan State Police Post in Rockford. "We can have the maximum number of troopers out there to hopefully keep people slow, or slower anyway, and get them to their destinations safer."

The goal of Operation C.A.R.E. is to crack down on driving while impaired, distracted driving, and other dangerous behavior that can lead to serious injury or death on Michigan roads.

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  • Matthew

    So, create a dangerous situation by harassing the public over victimless driving habits in the hope of stopping dangerous situations? Putting drivers and officer lives at risk by stopping people on the shoulder of a busy highway during some of the worst driving conditions is not the way to prevent accidents. On top of it, they could be allocating officers and resources to cases and crimes where a victim has been created. Instead, they shelve everything and waste time harassing drivers, got it.

  • Robert E Lee

    how did this operation prevent deaths? by “slowing” traffic? slowing it to what 75mph. not much diff from 85-75mph. How many people were arrested for drunk driving? I doubt operation CARE did a damn thing. More likely there just happened to not be as many accidents on that particular weekend. Its the state trying to take credit for something they have very very little control over. I think its “FAKE NEWS” LOL!!!!!

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