With COVID-19 restrictions lifting across Connecticut, state police said they expect to see a greater number of vehicles back on the roads and highways this Memorial Day weekend \u2014 and they are ready to keep drivers safe with increased enforcement. As residents hit the road for the beach, barbecues and more, troopers from each of the 11 state police barracks will patrol state roads and highways during the three-day weekend, including extra roving DUI patrols from Thursday night through the evening of Memorial Day. Troopers will use all methods of enforcement throughout the weekend, including laser devices for speed enforcement. State police will also have marked, unmarked and non-traditional police vehicles patrolling the roadways. \u201cAs the state lifts pandemic restrictions, the potential for more traffic issues increases,\u201d State Police Col. Stavros Mellekas said. \u201cLawful driving by all motorists is the key to avoiding tragedies on Connecticut\u2019s highways.\u201d State police said drivers should \u201cdefinitely plan for traffic delays\u201d as more drivers venture out for the holiday weekend. In 2020, troopers responded to 7,963 calls for service and investigated 175 accidents. There were 983 speeding tickets, 39 seat belt violations and 33 DUI arrests. The year prior, there were 7,540 calls for service and 341 accidents, including one fatal crash. Troopers reported 607 speeding tickets, 448 seat belt violations and 20 DUI arrests. Troopers urge drivers to fasten their seat belts, obey the speed limits, keep reasonable distance away from other vehicle, avoid distractions while driving, never drink and drive and follow the Move Over Law, which requires drivers approaching a stopped emergency vehicle to slow down and move over at least one lane as long as it is safe to do so.