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Oklahoma Highway Patrol urges driver safety during Spring Break

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LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- Since spring break is a time student and adults are off from school and work, Oklahoma Highway Patrol expects to see an increase of drivers on the road.

O.H.P wants drivers to keep safety in mind while on the road and also look out for those who may be drinking and driving.

Troopers will be watching out for those being reckless on the road and of course drinking and driving.

Per the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, nearly half of all college students binge drink.

Spring Break is when we see those numbers get worse. 

State Trooper Jake Mackey said they typically see an increase of underage drinking during Spring Break, and their focus is to get those drunk and impaired drivers off the road.
 
“Drunks, drugs, anything that can impair your driving we are going to be out there, and we are going to take action,” said Mackey.

Mackey encourages those who may see other drivers swerving on the road to contact highway patrol immediately.

He also sends a message to those teenagers enjoying their spring break.

"If you're a teenager you know you should not be drinking,” said Mackey. “Especially drinking and driving. So, I would tell every teenager out there stay away from drinking. Like I said you're not supposed to be doing it anyway at that age."

Mackey said along with watching for drunk drivers, they will be patrolling for speedy drivers as well. 

All to keep the roads safe during spring break.

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