SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State Patrol will be out doing emphasis patrols starting November 16-26.

As Washington State University students travel across the state for Thanksgiving and Apple Cup, troopers will be focusing on speeding, distracted/impaired driving and other collision-causing violations.

WSP officials said drivers will see an increased WSP presence on State Route 26 and 195 as well as I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass.

They recommend students traveling across the state should prepare their vehicles for winter traveling.

A small emergency kit with water, food, blankets, tire chains and emergency flares are good items to have in your car.