OSP on Alert for Holiday Travel

5-27 jbo osp patrolCENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Oregon State Police will be keeping a close eye on state highways in the next couple of weeks, looking for drivers in danger and those breaking the law.

OSP troopers say Interstate 5 will see a big increase in traffic during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays and they say there’s always the potential for slick roads because of the winter weather.

“Give yourself time. Understand that braking distances and all that change on ice. So we want to make sure people are aware of that, it’s winter time and the best thing we want to see is that you have a great holiday season as you’re traveling wherever you’re going,” said Bill Matson, with the Oregon State Police.

Governor Kitzhaber has also declared December “Drunk Driving Awareness Month.” OSP is asking people to think ahead and arrange a way to get home before going out to parties.