Law Enforcement Preparing For Memorial Day Weekend

by WHIZ Reporter on May 24, 2012 at 6:57 am

The State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement are preparing to hit the road this holiday weekend.

The patrol will be working with local agencies, including the Zanesville Police Department and the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office to patrol for speed on the ground and in the sky.

Zanesville Post Commander, Steven Rine of the State Highway Patrol said just because you don’t see law enforcement on the road, doesn’t mean that your speed isn’t being monitored.

"We will have eyes in the sky watching you, and by the time you see the law enforcement, which may be a county deputy, it could be the State Patrol, we’re getting you in the fourth quarter, after you’ve passed through all four quarters in the zone," said Rine.

In addition to speeders, police are making sure drivers are wearing their seat belts.

The "Click It or Ticket" program is being enforced nationwide.

Rine said they will not be issuing warnings when it comes to seat belts.

"There will be no warnings. If you’re stopped for a moving violation, and you’re found not to have your seatbelt on, you’ll be issued a ticket," added Rine.

Police will also be on the lookout for impaired drivers.

Rine advises to designate a driver if you plan on drinking.

If you’re on the road and suspect someone is driving under the influence, you can dial #677 on your mobile phone, or dial 9-1-1.