- Associated Press - Saturday, July 2, 2016

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont State Police troopers across the state are going to be stepping up traffic enforcement throughout the 4th of July holiday weekend.

Historically, the July 4 weekend has been one of the deadliest holidays on roadways across the country.

The extra patrols that are part of the Combined Accident Reduction Effort are in conjunction with national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” program started Friday and will run through Monday July 4.

Police say aggressive and impaired drivers have a greater chance of being involved in a motor vehicle crash.

So far this year, 31 people have died from motor vehicle related crashes on Vermont roadways.

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