Millions Expected to Travel for the Holiday

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 Thanksgiving is just days away and for many of you that means you will be traveling to see your family members.

 AAA estimates 47 million Americans will travel with gas prices being the lowest they’ve been in seven ears, averaging at $2.13/gallon.

But with the increased traffic comes a higher chance for more accidents. 

According to Lt. James Faunda, with the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s St. Clairsville post, they are already seeing an increase in accidents this month. 

“So far in November, the St. Clairsville post has handled 4 fatal crashes in 4 weeks. Half of those involved alcohol and half of those involved subjects not wearing their seat belts,” he said. 

 The best thing you can do to avoid an accident is slow down, leave with plenty of time to get to your destination, designate a driver if you plan to drink, and most importantly wear your seat belt. 

Starting on Wednesday, extra troopers will be out looking for unsafe drivers in an effort to keep you safe this holiday.

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