VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) -- More drivers are expected to be on the roads this evening trying to get home after a long, holiday weekend.
AAA says more people are choosing to drive to their destination because of falling gas prices across the country.
For that reason, Indiana state police officers will be looking for distracted and impaired driving and looking for folks not buckled up.
"Number one, make sure you have a designated driver if you need one to get home safely. Make sure you're slowing down. Don't drive distracted and make sure you're buckling up safely,” Matt Ames, Public information officer for Indiana State police said.
Ames said Indiana state police departments across Indiana received a grant from the federal government to put more officers on the interstates and state highways for this last long weekend of summer.