Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are currently preparing for the busy upcoming holiday weekend. As Thanksgiving approaches, motorists can expect to see an increase in law enforcement officers on roadways across the State or North Carolina. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, state troopers will be out in full force for the holiday weekend. Starting on Wednesday, November 21, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol will be participating in the Thanksgiving I-40 challenge. This is a joint campaign, which will run until Sunday, and seven other states are participating. The State Highway Patrol plans to have troopers stationed every 20 miles along I-40.

State Trooper Tips For Safe Holiday Traveling

Plan ahead, there could be delays.

Reduce speed.

Increase following distance.

Avoid distracted driving.

Never drive impaired.

Lane clearance. If you’re involved in a crash without injury, move vehicles to the shoulder.

NHTSA: Drive Sober Thanksgiving Edition

Thanksgiving on U.S. roadways is known for more than just being one of the busiest travel holidays. Unfortunately, it’s also known for having a spike in injury causing and potentially fatal traffic crashes. Many of these crashes are due to alcohol impairment, so the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently raising awareness about the dangers associated with drinking and driving. The holiday season is a particularly deadly time of year on U.S. roadways, so the NHTSA and other public safety agencies across the nation are doing their best to get the word out about preventing dangerous drunk driving crashes.

Buckle Up For Thanksgiving

This year, the NHTSA is also reminding motorists to buckle up for every trip, every time. It doesn’t matter if you’re driving across town or across the country. Always buckle up, and make sure everybody in your vehicle buckles up too. Buckling up is the single most effective way to protect yourself in the event of a crash.

The team at Davis Law Group, P.A. wishes everybody a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday, and if you have been injured in a car accident in or around the Asheville area, contact our skilled Personal Injury team at 828-303-2842 for a free case consultation today.