Don’t be a turkey; travel safely for Thanksgiving

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The roads could be filled with tired drivers as millions travel for Thanksgiving.

AAA predicts this will be the busiest Thanksgiving travel season in 12 years. Over 50,000,000 people are expected to take to the roads and the skies. AAA expects roads to be busiest in the evenings when commuters and travelers mix.

As cars pile on the interstate, like turkey on your dinner plate, the driving dangers increase.

“You’re always going to have crazy drivers. We’ve already seen some,” Karen Newton said.

You want to make it home for family and turkey, right? Then, Kentucky State Police say slow down and stay awake!

“Drowsy driving can be very deadly. Often times, a drowsy driver is going to mimic someone who’s driving distracted or driving impaired,” Trooper Robert Purdy said.

You might be excited for turkey day football,but save the tailgating for the game, and wear your seat belt! It could save your life.

Trooper Purdy says KSP responds to a lot of fatal wrecks this time of year. It is heart breaking every time so do not be a turkey on the roads. Eat that delicious bird safely surrounded by family and friends instead.

“Everybody that’s out here is someone’s son, daughter, mother, father, or best friend, and we just encourage you to make good decisions while you’re behind the wheel,” Trooper Purdy said.

Another good decision we can all make is planning ahead. Our phones can help us do that. There are several applications available that can help you find cheap gas or navigate traffic.

Trooper Purdy says if you spot someone driving poorly on the roads during your trip, you can contact the nearest KSP post or police department.

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