Michigan State Police will be out in full force, as part of the annual operation C.A.R.E. traffic initiative, which runs through Sunday.  Their goal is to prevent traffic crashes and fatalities so every family can have a safe holiday.

Thanksgiving is the second deadliest holiday in Michigan for traffic crashes.  In 2014, there were six traffic fatalities during the Thanksgiving holiday, which was a significant decrease from 12 deaths that occurred during the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Last year recorded the lowest number of fatalities over the Thanksgiving holiday period in more than 40 years.  Beginning today, troopers across the state will conduct high visibility enforcement focusing on impaired driving, seat belt use, careless driving and speeding.