Traffic is expected to pick up during Christmas week and the Dothan police department is encouraging all drivers to take extra precautions.
During this time of year an alarming number of impaired drivers take to the roadways resulting in an increased number of fatalities.
Drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 are responsible for more alcohol related fatalities each year than any other age group.
Last year that age group was credited with 187 alcohol related crashes in Alabama alone.
The Dothan Police Department will have additional officers patrolling the streets during the Christmas and New Year holidays to enforce the rules of the road and keep the public safe.