Alabama State Troopers Caution Those Traveling this Holiday Season
By WVUA 23 News Reporter Gracie Johnson
The Thanksgiving holiday kicks off the busiest travel season of the year and Alabama State Troopers are urging those behind the wheel to be extra cautious this year.
“Well right now we’re starting to see an increase in traffic already which is expected this time of year as thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year,” said Senior Alabama State Trooper Reginal King. “It’s also an extended travel period which started at 12:01 this morning and it’s gonna carry through till Sunday.”
This Thanksgiving we can also expect the holiday travels to be increased because so many people avoided travel last year during the height of the pandemic.
With such traveling rates doubling this year Alabama State Troopers shared many common driving mistakes made by people operating motor vehicles.
“The most common ones that typically lead to traffic crashes are some forms of distractive driving such as utilizing handheld telecommunications devices while operating a motor vehicle, traveling above the posted speed limit,” said King. “Simply not creating or allowing enough distance between the lead vehicles.”
King also urges those whose Thanksgiving plans include consuming alcohol to have a plan for someone to drive and stay out from behind the wheel.