Every available Missouri state trooper is on the road today and will be throughout the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott White says 11 motorists were killed and another 470 were injured in Missouri traffic crashes during the 2018 Labor Day holiday.

White tells Missourinet troopers are participating in Operation C-A-R-E this Labor Day holiday weekend. That stands for crash awareness and reduction effort.

Troopers will also be assisting motorists throughout the holiday weekend. Sergeant White is also urging boaters to wear a life jacket and to avoid alcohol.

State troopers made 15 arrests for boating while intoxicated during the 2018 holiday.