Report: Week Of Thanksgiving Is One Of The Most Dangerous On The Roads
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on November 19, 2012 @ 7:35PM
Created on November 19, 2012 @ 6:52PM
Slow down, take your time, and know your limits. That's the message from police this week for drivers.
According to a report the week leading up to Thanksgiving is one of the deadliest every year on the roads.
Millions of folks all across the country will hit the road this week to get to their Thanksgiving feast.
According to AAA about 90% of them will use their car to get to their destination.
What makes it tough for drivers is the fact that they're usually driving late at night, and because they're visiting family they're be on roads they don't usually drive.
Couple that to the fact that most of them will get behind that wheel after having too much to drink it doesn't make for a safe commute.
Police said in order to avoid any kind of tragedy it might not be a bad idea to stay an extra night with family. That way you can sleep of the belly full of turkey and everyone can enjoy the holiday.
"That would be a terrible bit of news to give a family on a holiday," Chief Vic Propst, with the Star City Police Department, said referring to having to pass along the news about a death. "Any day is bad but especially a on a holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas. That would be a terrible way to ruin a holiday."
If you plan on driving to your Thanksgiving dinner you might not see as many cars on the road.
A company that looks into that analyzes holiday travel predicts that the number of drivers on the road should be down just a little.
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