The Florida Highway patrol is stepping up their presence on the highway and roads this Memorial Day Weekend.
Sergeant Dylan Bryan with Florida Highway patrol says they are putting more officers on the road to look out for the public.
"Historically the Florida Highway patrol increases their enforcement activities during the holiday period."
With 1.8 million Floridians projected to travel at least 50 miles or more away from their home, Bryan says he wants drivers to be safe out on the road. Bryan says, "Just want to remind the public to be patient and be responsible while driving. Your travel time will be increased since there is an increase in the flow of traffic."
Bryan also says they will be enforcing their click-it or ticket program which is a part of a national campaign which encourages drivers to buckle up.
"This program is kind of a special initiative or a selective enforcement period that we focus on seatbelt violations. It's going on now and continues through June 2nd."
Bryan says while you are out enjoying time with family and friends, if you're planning on drinking alcohol designate a driver.
"Safety is critical and is the number one reason why we do what we do. We would like to remind people while they are participating in holiday festivities to be responsible. Make a plan, go ahead and designate a driver before you start drinking."