To help prevent impaired driving and encourage motorists to buckle up, the Havre Police Department in partnership with Montana Department of Transportation will provide extra traffic patrols over the Fourth of July.
"Driving impaired is not worth it," Interim Chief of Police Gabe Matosich said in a press release. "Whether you've been floating, boating, picnicking or camping, make sure that the person driving home is sober and alert. I want everyone traveling to drive safely and defensively — and that includes making sure everyone in the vehicle is buckled up."
Today also marks the beginning of the primary enforcement of Montana's child passenger law that requires children ages 6 and under, and weighing 60 pounds or less to be traveling in appropriate child safety seats.