Thanksgiving is among the most treasured of American holidays, and one of the most widely traveled. According to the United States Department of Transportation, the six-day Thanksgiving travel period sees a 54 percent increase in trips of 50 miles or more. And roughly 90 percent of Thanksgiving travelers choose to make the journey in their own personal vehicle, making for some very congested roadways.*
Traffic accidents and fatalities typically increase during Thanksgiving week, so it is important to follow proven safety tips when getting behind the wheel. You want to enjoy your holiday and visit your family, but no one wants a tragedy as part of a Thanksgiving memory.
* According to the United States Department of Transportation