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.