Extra Patrols will be added in Cheboygan County for Memorial Weekend

CHEBOYGAN, MI – In almost every county in Michigan, extra road patrols will be added over the Memorial Holiday Weekend.

Cheboygan County Sheriff Dale Clarmont stated his department is stepping up patrols for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. “Memorial Day kicks off our summer and with that many visitors come to Northern Michigan and we want to make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday” said Clarmont. “I will have extra patrols out and will be concentrating our efforts on seatbelt, speed and drinking and driving enforcement”.

According to the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning six people died in traffic crashes in Michigan over the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend. In 2016, 196 people who died in traffic in crashes in Michigan were not wearing their seatbelt.

Michigan law requires drivers, front seat passengers and passengers 15 and younger in any seating position to be buckled up. Children must be in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4’9” tall, and children under 4 years old must be in the back seat.

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning is coordinating the effort which is supported by federal traffic safety funds.

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