Celebrate the end of summer safely, responsibly this Labor Day weekend

Wyoming Highway Patrol
(Wyoming Highway Patrol)

The Wyoming Highway Patrol reminds motorists this holiday weekend to be responsible, don’t drive impaired and always wear your seatbelt.

Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, where many families decide to take advantage of the holiday weekend by taking vacations, road trips, or having a BBQ with their friends and loved ones. This will mean more motorists will be taking to the road to travel from one location to another.

Nevertheless, Labor Day weekend can be a dangerous and deadly time to be on the road.  Each year motorists lose their lives needlessly due to poor decisions from being intoxicated.

We can do our part to ensure we make it to our destinations safely by wearing a seatbelt, putting away our distractions, and never driving impaired. This year alone, we have experienced fatalities where motorists are not wearing their seatbelts.

“I think a lot of people will travel … just use common sense and safety,” Undersheriff Quentin Reynolds said about the holiday weekend enforcement. “Like always when we have (holiday) weekends like Labor Day, we will be out to deter the speeding, drinking and driving, and those types of things.”

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The Wyoming Highway Patrol urges drivers to help keep Wyoming’s roadways safe by calling the Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) at 1-800-442-9090 to report a suspected drunk driver.

“Law enforcement will be out enforcing traffic laws to ensure motorists can safely make it to their destinations. Our law enforcement will take immediate action on distracted or impaired drivers. Be responsible, don’t drink and drive, or you will be held accountable,” said Colonel Haller with the Wyoming Highway Patrol.

Let’s ensure we do our part to keep each other safe this holiday weekend.