RI increasing patrols for Memorial Day weekend
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island state police are conducting two efforts to patrol roads for speeders and drunk drivers over the Memorial Day weekend.
State police superintendent Col. Steven O'Donnell says troopers are participating in "Click-it or Ticket" to enforce seat belt laws. He says troopers are also participating in Operation C.A.R.E., which aims to reduce highway fatalities by focusing on speeders, impaired drivers and people driving without wearing seat belts.
Drivers and passengers are required to wear seat belts under state law.
State police say additional patrols will be in place to monitor highways for drunk drivers. Unmarked and low-profile police vehicles will also be used to patrol state roads.