Akron Police and other state and local law enforcement are going to be cracking down on impaired drivers over the Labor Day Weekend.
Traffic Officer Nick Ratkovic of the Akron Police Department says the initiative is part of the national crackdown "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."
"The Ohio Department of Public Safety along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes money available to local police departments to pay officers overtime to enforce impaired driving laws this Labor Day weekend."
Speed enforcement is also being enforced along with seatbelt laws.
With the extra officers out on patrol, Ratkovic offers some advice on how not to get pulled over.
"If you've had too much to drink, call a cab, or designate a sober driver, and if you follow the speed laws and wear your seat belt, you shouldn't have a problem."
Ratkovic says that the Summit County Sheriff's department along with various others are helping enforce traffic laws.
"We're all joining together just into increase public awareness as well as just enocurage people to drive safely," he said.
According to provisional data over 400 people died in alcohol related crashes in 2010. Alcohol-impaired drivers were involved in 40 percent of all traffic fatalities.