Folks traveling this Thanksgiving holiday are strongly encouraged to buckle up. That’s the word from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, saying that we“aring a safety belt is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.”
In Ohio last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 23 people were killed in 20 crashes on Ohio’s roadways. Seven of the 23 fatalities, 30 percent, were the result of an impaired driver.
Troopers will be out in full force this weekend, OSHP announced in a release today.
AAA predicts more than 47 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday. The Patrol expects traffic to increase Wednesday afternoon and is urging motorists to contribute to highway safety by planning ahead for possible delays and making safety their first priority.
Troopers recommend that motorists contact the Patrol by calling #677 to report drug activity or impaired drivers.