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Top safety tips for driving during Thanksgiving

Last week, when you heard about a possible snowstorm for our region, you probably were thinking “uh oh, travelling during Thanksgiving is going to be hard.” While the snow essentially missed us, it does not mean that travelling by car for the upcoming holiday weekend won’t be difficult.

With gas prices essentially 70 cents less than they were last year, the American Automobile Association expects more than 40 million Americans to be travelling for Thanksgiving. With so many of these people taking to the road, the higher volume of traffic could increase the possibility of accidents occurring. Additionally, the possibility of bad weather could make things treacherous for drivers.

Because of this, we will highlight a few things for drivers to be aware of in order to stay safe during the next holiday. 

Be patient – Allowing yourself plenty of time to get to your destination will help in keeping you safe. When you’re not worried about being late or avoiding traffic, you are less likely to speed or drive aggressively; both of which can lead to accidents.

Mind the conditions – In the same vein, if roads become wet or icy, it is prudent to reduce your speed. This can reduce the possibility of sliding into harm’s way if you have to stop suddenly.

Wear your seatbelt – It is the law in Wisconsin to wear one’s seatbelt. You are less likely to be seriously injured or killed in crash if you have your seatbelt on.

We wish all of our readers a safe and happy holiday. 

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