Holiday Travelers Be Alert

by Brittany Shannon on June 28, 2010 at 6:35 am

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," says Sergeant Jeremy Mendenhall of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol.

Sergeant Mendenhall warns people against road rage, and if someone cuts you off, take a deep breath.

"Just ask people to give themselves some time, buckle up. That is the best chance that you’re going to have."

The State Highway Patrol wants to remind people to travel safely this holiday weekend.