(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking action after a string of traffic crashes on Interstate 29.
The Patrol is planning a special enforcement program that includes an increased trooper presence on the interstate.
Troopers will be paying extra attention to drivers that are not obeying the rules of the road including: following too closely, speeding, improperly changing lanes, failing to yield to emergency vehicles, driving while intoxicated and any hazardous moving violations.
The Patrol is also reminding drivers of the agency's zero tolerance policy for seat belt and child restraint violations.
The Patrol announced the enforcement after recent crashes on I-29 have caused numerous road closures.
The program will run during high traffic times through September 30.