Law enforcement officials across New York state are going the extra mile to keep drivers safe this holiday season.
New York State Police along with local law enforcement agencies are participating in a holiday traffic safety initiative.
The goal is to prevent unsafe driving as the holiday season kicks off.
On Wednesday night, troopers across the state begun their lookout for impaired and reckless drivers.
They say drivers should stay below posted speed limits, put down their cell phones, and slow down and move over for emergency and highway maintenance vehicles.
Drivers should expect to see sobriety checkpoints and concealed patrol vehicles on the road. These vehicles blend in with other cars, and are used to spot driver texting or talking on handheld devices.
Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday period, State Police arrested more than 150 drivers for DWI.