AKRON -- As is typical for the New Year holiday celebrations, traffic enforcement will spike.
The Akron Police Department says there will be extra officers targeting impaired drivers, speeders and seat belt violators.
The increased police presence is funded by a grant awarded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration passed down through the Ohio Traffic Safety Office as part of the "Drive Sober or get Pulled Over" campaign.
In a press release, the Akron Police Department listed several driving safety tips:
- Plan ahead. Designate a non-drinking driver or find alternative transportation if you plan to drink.
- Never get in a car with an intoxicated driver.
- Slow down.
- Eliminate distractions.
- Don't text while driving.
- Buckle up everyone in the vehicle.