The Highway Patrol has announced the New Year’s holiday 102 hour counting period will be from 6pm on Thursday December 31st to 11:59 pm on Sunday January 3rd. Motorists are reminded to buckle up and obey all traffic laws, especially when it comes to not drinking and driving. If inclement weather is expected, allow extra time for traveling or be flexible with your plans. The Patrol reports during last year’s counting period there were 1,378 traffic crashes which injured 504 people. There were 11 fatalities.