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State Patrol plans special enforcement Wednesday

Posted: August 31, 2012 - 8:43pm

Maroon Day means increased patrols

State Patrol announces special enforcement

Minnesota State Patrol announced this year’s statewide Maroon Day will be on Wednesday where all sworn personnel shall set aside all other business and duties to work road patrol on that date.

“The date is selected to coincide with the annual return to school for students,” said Sgt. Curt Mowers, regional public information officer, in a news release. “Traffic crashes remain the number one killer of our youth. Impaired driving, speed, lack of seat belt use and aggressive driving remain the top contributing factors of traffic crashes and injury outcome. Our agency focus on Maroon Day will be to visibly target those violations and pay particular attention to traffic going to and from school and school-related events.”

District commanders will be coordinating high visibility efforts throughout the day to the degree possible with available staff. Commanders will also be coordinating the involvement of Minnesota State Patrol Aviation in their local plans. The involvement of local law enforcement in these efforts is encouraged and welcomed.