Highway goal: No fatalities or injuries over the holiday

Roads free of construction closures, says ADOT

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KINGMAN - The Arizona Department of Public Safety will take part in a lofty nationwide initiative dubbed the Zero Fatality and Zero Injury Collision Initiative from today through Sunday.

Motorists can expect to see more officers on patrol throughout the state, the DPS announced in a statement.

The officers will focus on unsafe drivers, seatbelt violations, speed, impairment and "overall dangerous driving behaviors."

Interstate 40 will get special attention today and Sunday, the two busiest days of the Thanksgiving holiday travel period.

Last Thanksgiving weekend, according to ADOT, 13 people were killed in 10 crashes on Arizona highways and roads, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

One hassle motorists won't have to worry about over the long weekend is heavy highway construction.

ADOT said no highways will be closed or unduly impacted anywhere in Arizona as the department and its contractors will hold off work that requires intermittent road closures until December.

DPS reminded Thanksgiving travelers to carry plenty of water, pack appropriate supplies, conduct a pre-trip vehicle inspection and get plenty of rest before driving.