Holiday Traffic Brings Risk on the Road

Forty-six million Americans will be traveling this holiday weekend.
Progressive Insurance said accidents increased by 25 percent the day before Thanksgiving. They also found that the Sunday after Thanksgiving is the most dangerous day to travel.
Highway Patrol will have extra patrols on the roads over the busy holiday weekend and are reminding drivers the best way to keep you and your family safe is to remain attentive. Also, with the changing weather, make sure you check your tires before leaving.
Corporal Benjamin Seibert with Mississippi Highway Patrol said, “Tires need to be checked for proper inflation. Make sure they have everything they need for a road side emergency in their car so they can change their tire. Also, while they’re out driving, we’d like them to be our eyes and ears for us, if they see someone driving recklessly or appears to be intoxicated, dial *HP (*47) on a mobile phone. Call the Highway Patrol and let us know about these people.”
Highway Patrol officials tell News 25 they will be setting up multiple checkpoints throughout the weekend, so think twice before getting behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking.

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