Valley Stream, New York 2021-11-24 17:50:23 –
Greenville, South Carolina (WSPA)-Wednesday was expected to be the busiest travel day for Thanksgiving holidays.
But with so many people on the road, state soldiers have some tips on how to keep you safe.
People across the country are gassing their cars and heading to their Thanksgiving destinations.
Beverly Pinkston was one of many on the road.
“My husband and I live in Cumming, Georgia and head to Waxhaw, North Carolina,” Pinkston said.
The Troopers said more cars are coming out for Thanksgiving this year.
“I think people are out more. Last year, thanks to COVID, more people stayed,” said South Carolina Highway Patrol Community Relations.
Last Thanksgiving weekend, soldiers said there were more than 1,300 crashes, 14 of which were fatal.
This year, they want that number to be zero.
“Pay attention to what you’re doing while driving, be a defensive driver, and expect unexpected things,” Ridgeway said.
The Troopers said they frequently monitor the freeway on Wednesday and Thursday nights, looking for four things.
One of them is not buckled, but the other three say, “If you are driving a car, be sure to follow the speed limit posted. Don’t be distracted. Text messages or We know if we need to check out our social media apps. Please move to a safe place or wait until you reach your destination, “Ridgeway said. “Last but not least, if you drink during Thanksgiving, don’t drive a car.”
Another thing to remember is the left lane method that started in August.
Troopers said you can get If you drive too slowly in the left lane, you will be fined.
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