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      MSP reminds motorists to drive safely

      During this holiday weekend you can expect to see a heavy presence of Michigan State Police troopers on the roads. It's part of Operation CARE, a nationwide campaign to ensure the safety of drivers during the Thanksgiving holiday.

      Troopers will be on the look out for drivers under the influence, and those not wearing seatbelts. Operation CARE originally started as a collaboration between MSP and Indiana State Police to reduce traffic accidents.

      With the snowy weather conditions they are asking motorists to slow down and pay attention to the roads.

      "Remember to back off on the speed in these times where there's going to be icy slippery and snowy, you greatly reduce the likelihood that you're going to be involved in an accident," said Sgt. Kevin Dowling, Michigan State Police.

      The enforcement period starts Wednesday at 6 pm and runs until midnight Sunday.