ZANESVILLE,Ohio- AAA estimates 43 million motorists will be traveling for the fourth of July holiday. And with the holiday rapidly approaching, safety is a major concern for the Muskingum County Safe Community Coalition.
State Highway Patrol Sergeant Todd Henry said the highway patrol will be increasing the number of officers on the road way.
"We strongly encourage people to drive sober and follow all of the traffic laws," Sergeant Henry said. "Use...
Area motorists are getting an early holiday gift as gas prices are guzzling below $2.
According to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report, this time last year the average price for regular gas was $2.89 per gallon, making it nearly $1 cheaper today. We asked local residents how they felt with the gas prices dropping, and they had this to say.
"You're getting twice your money, and of course, you can go twice as far."
"I actually put too much in, and today I had to go...
Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and turkey's will be carved. However, before that can happen people must get to to their destination.
With many people making their way to Thanksgiving parties it means more people will clog the roadways. Local law enforcement is preparing for the travel by getting more patrol cars on the roads. Sheriff Matt Lutz recommends you give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.
"Well basically we see a huge increase in the traffic...
While many of us hit the roadways for holiday travel this past Labor Day weekend, the State Highway Patrol also took to the roads to make sure everyone was traveling safely.
Sgt. Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville post of the Highway Patrol said 16 officers were working in Muskingum and Coshocton counties over the weekend. The officers made contact with around 700 motorists and issued citations to about 460 of those who were stopped.
The AAA Auto Club is expecting 43.4 million Americans to be traveling this Thanksgiving, including 1.68 million Ohioans. AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind, says that's a decrease of 1.5 percent nationally and 1.7 percent in Ohio. Although it's a small decrease from last year's numbers, Schwind says the number of travelers has been gradually climbing since the recession. If you're traveling this holiday season, Schwind says the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day to travel.
Soon travelers will be taking to the skies and roadways all in an attempt to make it home for Christmas.
AAA said that 84.4 million travelers nationwide and 3.2 million Ohioans will take drive to their holiday destination. The auto club estimates that they'll come to the rescue of at least 15,000 Ohioans in their 38 county territory between Saturday and January 1st. A AAA spokesperson said that most of the breakdowns could be prevented with simple maintenance.