Memorial Day weekend is almost over and state troopers say traffic violations are already up over last year. Colorado State Patrol Troopers are out in full force in an effort to keep the highways safe. Troopers say compared to this time last year, they handed out 411 more speeding tickets during the first 4 hours of the weekend, and made 3,455 more stops, some to catch drunk drivers.
"Last year at this time we (State Patrol) made 139 DUI arrests," said Trooper Troy Ferguson. "We're already at 188 DUI arrests for this year."
Troopers are also enforcing a new law which says drivers must yield to the left-hand lane when emergency vehicles are on the side of the road. Ferguson says those who fail to do so could get a ticket and face a large fine.