The Thanksgiving Holiday is known as the busiest travel day of the year. Last year there were seven people killed in traffic crashes in South Dakota. Every year thousands of motorists travel on our highways and city streets to see loved ones. When high volumes of traffic combine with the excitement to get to loved ones, people tend to drive in an unsafe manner. Unsafe driving is the number one reason crashes occur.
The South Dakota Highway Patrol, Pennington County Sheriff’s Office and the Rapid City Police Department in conjunction with the Division of Highway Safety are teaming up on November 26th to perform “Operation Safe”. All Departments will be out in full force to stop unsafe driving. Troopers, deputies and patrol officers will be out on I-90, state highways and city streets in the Rapid City area to enforce traffic laws with one goal in mind, to prevent traffic crashes. This operation will start at 10:00 a.m. and proceed until 10:00 p.m.