MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)Nassau County Police unveiled a new effort to improve road safety ahead of New Year’s Eve.

Commissioner Patrick Ryder says all county police officers will be out in force, identifying and arresting impaired drivers.

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He says those celebrating on New Year’s Eve need to take common sense steps to stay safe.

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“We’re asking you to get ‘TUF’ … Take a taxi, call an Uber or call a friend. Do not drive yourself,” Ryder said.

There are also plans to post officers at what are known as high accident frequency locations to ensure drivers are following traffic laws.

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Locations and dates will be announced on the department’s social media sites.

CBSNewYork Team