The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers that many people will be traveling over the Thanksgiving weekend. The Patrol will be participating in Operation C.A.R.E (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). As part of this operation, all available officers will be assigned to the roads to enforce traffic laws, especially those related to drunk driving, speeding, and seat belt/child restraint use. Troopers will also be assisting motorists as needed. A 20-Mile Trooper operation where troopers are assigned at 20-mile intervals will be happening along Interstates 29, 44, 55, and 70, as well as U.S. Highways 60 and 61. During the 2012 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, six persons were killed and another 434 were injured in 12 hundred traffic crashes. That means traffic crashes killed or injured one person every 14 minutes in Missouri over last year’s Thanksgiving holiday weekend.