Troopers Ready for Labor Day Traffic

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Labor Day weekend is almost here and that means law enforcement will be out in high numbers.

AAA is expecting the number of people traveling this weekend to decrease by more than 13 percent due to Labor Day falling late on the calendar this year.

But even with the possibility of a decrease in drivers on the highway, the Cambridge Post of the State Highway Patrol says it will increase patrols.

“Over the four day holiday reporting period the Cambridge Post alone will be having about 116 hours of overtime that our officers will be working, so across the state itself we’ll be having quite a bit of overtime to watch for these drivers,” says Sgt. Mark Glennon, Ohio State Highway Patrol Cambridge Post.

Troopers will be on the lookout for aggressive drivers, speeding and those under the influence.

“It’s always a problem throughout the whole year whether it’s holiday or not. It’s just that it seems that on the holidays there’s more of it, so we try to enforce more with the OVI, try to be a little bit more aggressive in watching for that,” he says.

Sgt. Glennon says troopers usually see holiday traffic pick up on Thursday afternoon. He says traffic is usually the heaviest on Sunday afternoon.