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How to stay safe during Memorial Day travel

Sgt. Shawn Urquhart, GSP Sgt. Shawn Urquhart, GSP
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

More than 35-million Americans are going to be traveling this holiday weekend and State Troopers want everyone to think safety first.

A lot of people are headed to the beach or even up to Atlanta for the extended weekend and this is creating a surplus of vehicles on the roadways.

Some of the best things you can do to stay safe are don't speed, drink and drive or even follow the car in front of you too closely. State Troopers will be supervising the roads all weekend and now is the time to think before you get a ticket or even cost someone else their life.

"We want to stop speeding and drinking and driving, also make sure you are buckled up because that way if they are involved in an accident they won't receive any serious injuries being thrown out of the vehicle," said Sgt. Shawn Urquhart, GSP.

Distracted driving is another problem that a lot of drivers are having these days between texting, following directions on their phone and even controlling the DVD player.

All of these actions can wait until you are pulled over and in a safe place.

The holiday rush has started across America and if you are traveling this weekend, be safe and have a great trip.

 

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