Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like the public to make safety a top priority this Memorial Day weekend. A safe, fun weekend starts with planning and good decisions. Whether you decide to travel or stay local, choose to be a safe, courteous driver. Use a seat belt when you drive and wear a life jacket when you're on or near the water. Always pay attention, whether you're operating a vehicle or a vessel, and choose to be a sober driver on land and on the water.