EDISON - New Year's Eve revelers are encouraged to stay safe this New Year's Eve, and the state's Division of Highway Safety is ensuring that with sobriety checkpoints.

The checkpoints will be set up across the state to prevent people from drinking and driving as they ring in the new year.

The state's Division of Highway Safety recommends taking mass transit or assigning a designated driver for the night's festivities.

Last year, New Jersey had nine motor vehicle fatalities on New Year's Eve.