Millions of travelers are hitting the road this evening to enjoy the last long weekend of the summer season.
Thousands of Minnesotans are motoring North, or South along the state’s busy roadways to get to their weekend destination.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, more than 300 agencies are working to take drunk drivers off the road as part of extra DWI enforcement now through Labor Day.
Speeding is also a major concern for officers. Officials recently handed out over 1,300 speeding tickets and 1,500 seat belt violations during a one month crackdown campaign.
"Don't drink and drive. If you are going to consume alcohol you need to have a plan. Wherever you're going to be drinking have a designated set–up, don't drive at all, call a cab, and make other arrangements on how to get home,” Sgt. Neil Dickenson with the Minnesota State Patrol said.
Officer Dickenson also wants motorists to remember school does start next week.
Officials remind all drivers to stay at least 20 feet behind school busses, and be patient.