MISSISSIPPI (WKRG) — Mississippi Highway Patrol has released the New Year travel period enforcement overview of 2022 to 2021.

MHP says that citations doubled in 2021/22 compared to the year before. In total from 30 Dec 2021 to 2 Jan 2022 14,792 citations were given out compared to the same dates in 2020/21 which totaled to be 6,254.

The citations for 2021/22 are broken down as followed:

  • Seatbelt and Child Restraint – 1421
  • DUI’s – 279
  • Crashes – 178
  • Fatal Crashes – 2
  • Fatalities – 2
  • Motorist Assist – 196

That compared to the year 2020/21 are broken down as followed:

  • Seatbelt and Child Restraint – 363
  • DUI’s – 184
  • Crashes – 158
  • Fatal Crashes – 3
  • Fatalities – 3
  • Motorist Assist – 69