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State Officials Look Ahead to Holiday Weekend, Encourage Motorists to Stay Safe

Concord, NH – As Memorial Day weekend approaches and additional businesses start to reopen, officials from the New Hampshire Departments of Safety (NHDOS) and Transportation (NHDOT) encourage all motorists to follow the rules of the road, as well as the public health recommendations listed in the Governor’s Stay At Home 2.0 Order. With expected increase in traffic during the holiday weekend, state officials will be monitoring traffic activity to ensure that everyone gets home safely.

“Heading into Memorial Day weekend, it is important for everyone to remain vigilant by following the rules of the road,” said Captain William Haynes, Commander of Highway Safety. “Please slow down, make sure you are wearing your seat belt, stay alert for vulnerable road users, don’t drive distracted and remember- it is never okay to drive impaired.” He continued: “We want to thank the motoring public for their help in preventing crashes and fatalities by continuing to make good choices behind the wheel. Enjoy the holiday responsibly and safely.”

“COVID-19 may have changed your travel plans for this Memorial Day, but if you are out on New Hampshire roadways this weekend, we ask that you follow the rules of the road to keep you and everyone else safe,” said NHDOT Commissioner Victoria Sheehan. “Please remember to slow down in work zones, even when workers aren’t present, as traffic patterns may be different and please move over for amber, blue and red lights.”

“On this Memorial Day Weekend, the New Hampshire State Police remembers those within the ranks of our United States Military who have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep the citizens of our great nation safe, and we recognize those members who continue to serve,” said Colonel Nathan Noyes. “If you are traveling, remember to drive carefully and with regard for other motorists. Members of our law enforcement community will be active with enhanced enforcement patrols to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing. Please have a healthy, safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!”

Our commitment remains to the people of New Hampshire and keeping them safe during this public health crisis, whether it is on the roads or as it relates to COVID-19. This joint effort between the Department of Safety and the Department of Transportation focuses on making sure everyone enjoys this time with their family and ensures we all get home safely.

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