Troopers to patrol holiday roads

DPS warns about safety as Holiday travel increases

Of the people involved in those accidents previous year, only two percent were not wearing their seatbelts, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

That's 43 percent more than the five-day holiday in 2015, when 14 people died in crashes. "It's the one thing that if you'll do, it'll keep you safe", said Colonel Mark McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety.

"What's important now is that your operate your automobile responsibly at a time where traffic is going to be incredible this weekend". However, only about 31% of these crashes (1,428) took place on Thanksgiving Day itself, with similar numbers reported during the days before and after Thanksgiving.

An estimated 50.9 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home this Thanksgiving, according to AAA.

Drivers on Ohio's highways can do their part says OSP, anyone can report suspected impaired drivers and drug activity by calling the Patrol at #677. Make it to your Thanksgiving table by following a few tips from the "Make It to the Table: Don't Drink and Drive this Thanksgiving Eve" campaign.

"We want this to be a safe time for everybody, we want people to enjoy that time with their family, but more importantly, we want them to come back safely", said Blackwood.

Staff writer Becky Purser contributed to this article.

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