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The Missouri Highway Patrol Anticipates More Traffic Over the Thanksgiving Holiday

November 8, 2001
By: Rachel Busacker
State Capital Bureau
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The Missouri Highway Patrol says they are expecting an increase in drivers on the road over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Rachel Busacker has the story from Jefferson City.

Lieutenant Tim Hull says automobile travel is usually high around the Thanksgiving holiday but more cars may join the roads due to the September 11th attacks.

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Contents: Hull says more people maybe choosing to drive over the holiday season due to a fear of flying or mass transit. The Missouri Highway Patrol is planning for this increase.

This year the Highway Patrol will be participating in operation CARE- Combined Accident Reduction Effort. Actuality:Hull2
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OutCue: ... let people know that we're out there
Contents: Hull says extra officers will be out to enforce traffic laws, assist motorists and let people know that they're there.

Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the most deadly seasons on Missouri highways. Last year there were over 1900 traffic accidents, with 13 fatalities.

From Jefferson City, this is Rachel Busacker for KOMX News.