State police are reminding drivers to be mindful of safety when heading out for the holidays.
They said with lower gas prices, more drivers are expected to hit the highways.
Troopers asked that they follow driving laws to avoid potential hazards. They said they'll be out on the highways to make sure that happens.
"Our troopers will be patrolling highways with a keen focus on those driving with distractions and those operating under the influence," said Col. Brian Meraviglia, commanding officer of the Connecticut State Police. "Please be our partner in keeping the roadways safe for all by obeying all rules of the road."
State police said they'll operate roving patrols and conduct DUI checkpoints starting on Wednesday. Their stepped up efforts will run through Jan. 3.
"Your cooperation is critical to ensuring the well-being of all who are driving our roads throughout the holiday week," said Dora Schriro, commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. "Whenever you get behind the wheel, the safety of the motoring public must be your top priority."
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