Troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol this year will be displaying an extra reminder for motorists to drive sober during the holidays-- a red ribbon.

THP has joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving to raise awareness about the importance of designating a sober driver during holiday parties.

So far through December 9th of this year, THP says 198 people died in alcohol impaired crashes on Tennessee roads.

In 2012, a total of 295 people lost their lives in crashes where alcohol was involved. In 2011, between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, THP says 28 people died in alcohol-impaired crashes.