If you're planning a Labor Day getaway you'll be in good company.
Triple A predicts that 34.7 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend, most of them on the roads. That would be 1.3 percent more weekend travelers than last year.
State Patrol Troopers will share the roadway with those traveling as you can expect to see an increase in patrols. Even minor violations can lead to major problems.
The first long holiday weekend of the summer means fun, food and extra law enforcement officers.
Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz says his office has received a traffic safety grant to allow them to put more deputies on the roads during the holiday. They will be looking for drunk and distracted drivers and seat belt violations through the Click It or Ticket campaign.
"it's a program where they want extra law enforcement to be out on the street and they want law...
While the rain and snow falls here, prices on getting out of the cold may also be falling. Susan Irwin at The Travel Store says this time of year is always busy, but this year is a buyer's market for travel.
"Well typically this time of year it is the high season and in years past prices can be higher this time of the year. With the recession actually there are so many good deals out there that it is a great time to travel," said Susan Irwin from the Travel Store.
Around 34 million people are expected to travel during the upcoming holiday weekend.
The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it's preparing for a higher volume of traffic, especially on Interstate 70. Starting Friday night, troopers say they will be looking for crash-causing violations.
"That's really what we plan for, to be out in numbers and to watch for that. (We) try to keep traffic slowed down so we can keep people a little safer traveling through the area...
The Fourth of July is fast-approaching, and that means lots of time in the car. Here are some things to look out for when you're heading to those family barbecues.
While speeding is always a concern, the State Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for aggressive driving.
"When people are driving, what we ask them to do is especially when you're on the interstates, give yourself some room in front of you with the volume of traffic, there's a lot of jockeying around,"...