America is hitting the roads this week just in time for the busiest travel holiday of the year.

Thanksgiving is this week, and with it, travelers can expect a much busier schedule. It is no secret that many, many people travel during this time of year. In fact, over 54.3 million people should hit the roads within the next few days. Obviously, increased holiday travel traffic means an increase of risk as well. Fortunately, law enforcement is cracking down on unsafe driving nationwide. The goal is to ensure that everyone has a safe and stress-free holiday.

Keep these safety tips in mind as you take to the road during Thanksgiving week.

 

law enforcement, travel safety, thanksgiving travel, holiday travel, travel tipsA big issue during holiday travel is distracted driving. Keep in mind that law enforcement is especially adamant about this problem this year. Keep your phone out of your hand and avoid talking on your device while operating your vehicle.

Speeding, of course, is a significant reason you might get pulled over during the holidays. Naturally, you want to get home as soon as possible. You might be looking forward to that juicy turkey and homemade pumpkin pie. (Keep in mind, these dishes will taste much sweeter if you don’t have to worry about paying for a speeding ticket.) Watch your speedometer this week especially as you head home for the holiday.

When it comes to vehicular safety, always wear your seat belt. It doesn’t matter if you are driving three miles or thirty, this is one small decision that can end up saving your life. Additionally, drinking and driving is never a good idea. If you have a little too much fun at that holiday party, make sure you have a transportation arrangement made before the night is over. This is a risk you absolutely do not want to take.

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Faith is a writer and social media manager residing in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is passionate about people and currently attends university in pursuit of a degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling. A nomad by nature, Faith finds utmost joy in trekking around the globe and strongly advocates backpacking as the best way to explore anywhere. Being a bookworm and an avid coffee drinker, she is likely to be found sipping an Americano and mulling over a classic novel.

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