MINOT, N.D. - Thanksgiving weekend is approaching and the North Dakota Highway Patrol is getting ready.
The patrol will be conducting an “All Hands Enforcement” effort policy on Wed., Nov. 27 and Sun., Dec. 1.
It's a statewide plan to deter dangerous or reckless driving. The patrol says it plans to increase officer presence on the roads at the beginning and end of the Thanksgiving holiday, when drivers will be going to and from their festivities.
Sgt. Mike Huston with the North Dakota Highway Patrol will be out working the roads with other patrolmen.
“The all hands enforcement is going to land on Wednesday this week which is tomorrow and also Sunday and that's were every trooper that's working is going to focus all their time and effort on working the road. We normally do this every year. Wednesday is a large travel day every year the day before thanksgiving so we try to focus all our efforts on being on the road and being visible,” Huston said.
You can expect to see an increase in patrol cars throughout the holiday season. It's important to stay focused and drive safe.