Updated: 12/31/2013 3:08 PM
Created: 12/30/2013 1:47 PM WNYT.com
By: Ben Gorenstein
A New Year's tradition on the Thruway continues this year.
Free coffee and tea will be available at all 27 thruway travel plazas. The goal is to remind motorists to take breaks and prevent drowsy driving.
The pots and kettles will be brewing from 11 p.m. On New Year's Eve, to 7 a.m. On New Year's Day.
This marks the 43rd year the travel plazas have done this.
For a list of Thruway travel plazas, click here.
In addition, Stewart's will also be giving away free coffee, starting at 6 p.m. McDonald's and Cumberland Farms will also have free coffee on hand.