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Florida Troopers To Step Up Highway Prescence For Thanksgiving Holiday


Florida Highway Patrol crash data shows that in 2016 there were 406 crashes across the state on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, most crashes happen right around the 6 p.m. hour.

If you plan to travel on area interstates during the Thanksgiving holiday, you better watch your speed.

He noted Thanksgiving Eve is typically one of the top days of the year for alcohol consumption. "Over 55 percent of them either were not wearing a seat belt or we can't determine if they were wearing a seat belt and it's the thing that can save your life, it is your primary restraint system".

The data does not suggest you're not at risk of a crash if you take the Turnpike, generally your chances of becoming a victim of a crash depends on what time you get on the road.

Kentucky's seat belt usage rate increased with the passage of the primary seat belt law from 67.2 percent in 2006 to 86.8 percent in 2017.


There will be more traffic on the roads for Thanksgiving as well. "That means obeying all traffic signs, driving sober and putting down your cell phone in order to have a safe Thanksgiving holiday". Halford said Troop F helped 129 motorists over Thanksgiving weekend past year.

State police will have increased enforcement from tomorrow (Wednesday) through Sunday.

Troopers also will be out on the roads to help drivers if they break down.

Over the past several years, the Patrol has used special traffic enforcement projects to further their efforts to decrease traffic crashes and fatalities.

Georgia highway safety leaders parked Deputy Lamar Bowen's patrol auto near Signature Flight Support on Tuesday for a visual demonstration of a rollover crash. That's what most people we talked to say they associate with turkey day.

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