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Thanksgiving holiday travel to be busy; State Police to patrol highways

5 years 1 week 5 days ago Wednesday, November 23 2016 Nov 23, 2016 November 23, 2016 9:21 AM November 23, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police reports that the Thanksgiving holiday is the busiest and most traveled time of the year and urges drivers to travel safely.

According to State Police, last year during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, more than 200 injuries were reported in the state following several crashes. Additionally, ten people were killed in fatal crashes.

State Troopers will be patrolling the state highways this holiday weekend and will be focusing on seat belt use and drivers who do not choose to put their children in proper restraints. Troopers will also be targeting aggressive and impaired drivers.

"Please do not let this holiday season turn tragic for your family," Colonel Mike Edmonson, Louisiana State Police Superintendent, said. "Buckling up, driving sober, obeying speed limits and avoiding distractions are the simplest ways to avoid a fatal or injury crash."

Drivers traveling this holiday period can use WBRZ's traffic cameras and WBRZ's traffic system to monitor their travel routes. 

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