ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -

By Christmas Eve, most people are at their Christmas destination.

Still, millions of others are planning to hit the road for the holiday on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

2.4 million drivers are expected to take some sort of road trip between December 21st and New Years Day.

Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall hopes Christmas won't be as deadly as the Thanksgiving holiday. "I believe eleven people were killed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and something like eight of them were not wearing seatbelts. Those are lives that could have been saved," Hall explained.

Traffic statistics from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles show that December is the most dangerous month for Virginia drivers.

Sixteen people died on Virginia's roadways this time last year.

There were 788 alcohol-related crashes.

22,531 drivers in the Commonwealth were tested with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.

Chief Hall says a variety of enforcement programs will be in place over the holiday and many of those have already started.

Police are also specifically targeting speeding, seat belts, and those who are texting and driving.

You'll also see sobriety checkpoints throughout the Roanoke Valley.

So, if you're planning to drink, make sure to think ahead. Assign a designated driver, take a cab, or take advantage of area programs for a safe ride home.