Law enforcement on the lookout for impaired drivers, speeders and seatbelt violations through Labor Day

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FILE – In this Monday, March 25, 2019, file photo, cars and trucks travel on Interstate 5 near Olympia, Wash. A new study says that safety features such as automatic emergency braking and forward collision warnings could prevent more than 40% of crashes in which semis rear-end other vehicles. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Law enforcement will be out and about throughout the course of the Labor Day weekend, monitoring the roads for impaired drivers, speeding and wearing seatbelts.

Police say traffic fatalities have been on the rise for the last four years. Last year, 20 people died over just four days.

Virginia State Police will be taking part in Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort), which will run through midnight on Monday, Sept. 6.

Additionally, police will be bringing back Checkpoint Strikeforce in an effort to crack down on drunk driving.

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