Before you hit the road for Memorial Day weekend

Posted at 5:58 AM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 05:58:48-04

Today is one of the year's heaviest travel days.

As you hit the road, whether it's across town or across the state, there is a lot happening this weekend you need to know. Gas prices are up, the Click It or Ticket campaign is underway, and cops are on the watch for drunk driving.

Earlier this week, Governor Snyder declared an energy emergency, worried about a rise in gas prices, because of a shortage in fuel.

There is still fuel at the pumps, but we're seeing the most expensive prices so far this year, so be prepared for some sticker shock. The average price is about $2.45 a gallon--that's a ten cent increase from just a week ago.

After you fill-up, be sure to buckle up.

State and local police are watching for seat belt violators.

Remember, anyone in the driver's seat or front passenger seat must be buckled up at all times, along with anyone 15 or younger.

The Click It or Ticket campaign continues through next week.

Officers are also out in force searching for drunk drivers.

This is another statewide crackdown with zero-tolerance.

Police will also be on the water. It's illegal to drive a boat under the influence--and last year, the alcohol limit was reduced to .08.

Cops are not taking this holiday weekend off, saying this isn't about punishing, this is about protecting you, your family and other families.