Police in Michigan plan to step up patrols ahead of the Christmas holiday.
Michigan State Police are participating in the Operation CARE Lifesaver Weekend, which involves police from around the country. CARE stands for Combined Accident Reduction Effort. The aim is to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities linked to dangerous driving.
State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue (AY'-too) said in a statement that troopers will be "taking a zero-tolerance approach to impaired drivers and motorists who are exhibiting any unsafe driving practice, including not wearing their safety belt, running red lights and drowsy and distracted driving."
Operation CARE Lifesaver Weekend begins Friday night and runs through the end of the day Sunday.