Ohio State Patrol Advice For Thanksgiving Drivers

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Triple A expects travel numbers to hit near record levels for this Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving is known to be one of the busiest times for Americans to drive to their holiday destinations. This causing a lot of congestion on the highways. Lieutenant Matt Boyd with Ohio State Patrol said people should allow to give themselves more time for their journey home. He also says to take into account the weather, since we don’t know if there will be snow or rain.

“Don’t get in a hurry. You know, people tend to get into a hurry and then that reduces distance between vehicles. And then reaction time is reduced. And that causes a greater risk of having crashes,” said Boyd.

Boyd also recommended before the winter hits, to check your vehicle’s tires and fluids especially when making a long trip. For Thanksgiving Eve, drivers be careful, Wednesday is the busiest drinking night of the year. Boyd also said if any one decides to go out make sure you have a designated driver or obtain a cab.

“We just don’t want people out on the roadways driving impaired. That’s always of course very hazardous. And as people travel, obey all the traffic laws, and get to destinations safely. And we want people to enjoy the holiday we just want them to do it safely,” he mentioned.

Drivers should also expect busy travel times for Sunday November 25th, as travelers will be making their way home.

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