MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut state police say they are targeting dangerous drivers over the long Labor Day weekend.

Troopers say they're focusing on drunken driving, speeding, distracted driving and seat belt violations. Increased patrols continue through Monday.

Officials urge drivers to expect heavy traffic, allow extra travel time, not text and drive, set GPS directions before traveling and use hands-free devices.

Troopers will be setting up sobriety checkpoints, increasing roving patrols and using a breath-alcohol testing mobile unit.

During last year's Labor Day weekend, troopers handed out nearly 1,200 tickets for speeding, 46 for seat belt violations, nearly 2,800 for moving violations and charged 47 people with driving under the influence. Troopers responded to more than 500 accidents.

In neighboring Rhode Island, additional state police troopers are on patrol through the holiday weekend.