Police Chief: Be patient, be safety-minded

Biloxi roadways will be busy with holiday traffic and Black Friday shoppers, and Biloxi Police Chief John Miller asks motorists to remember to drive defensively.

“We’re expecting to see a high volume of traffic in the areas near Edgewater Mall, and we’re planning accordingly,” Miller said. “The best thing folks can do is remember to be patient, don’t be in a hurry and take your time.”

While shopping, Miller said, be sure to take safety precautions. Be aware of your surroundings. Do not leave merchandise visible in your car; put it in the trunk. Park in visible, well-lit areas. Don’t try to carry too many packages at once.

“These are just common sense things,” Miller said, “but sometimes people get in too much of a hurry and forget these things. Take your time. Think.”