Thursday, July 2, 2015

Officials calling for record travel numbers this weekend

Nationally AAA is projecting that 41.9 million Americans will travel during the long holiday weekend, which will be the most since 2007, and 84.7 percent of them will be driving. Contributing to the anticipated big numbers is the fact that gasoline is about 25 percent lower than last year, said Jim Hanni, of  AAA of Kansas.  

The increase of cars on the road and the fact that many people will be attending events with alcohol make 4th of July one of the deadliest days to be traveling.

As travelers take to the highways throughout the holiday weekend there are steps they can take to make it to their destination safely,” Highway Patrol Lt. Adam Winters said. “Any time you ride in a vehicle, buckle up and make sure children are in the appropriate child safety seats. For those planning to drink over the weekend, designate your sober driver before you celebrate. We want people to enjoy the festivities, but we want them to be safe doing so.”  

Please be safe on the roads this weekend and have a happy Independence Day.

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