We are fast approaching the busiest travel time of the year, the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Years’ 2014. To start the season off, the AAA (American Automobile Association) sent out a press release announcing that Thanksgiving road travel this year is expected to be the largest since 2007. In anticipation of this increase, the Georgia State Highway Patrol will have extra patrol and traffic officers out over the Thanksgiving holiday.
Last year Georgia’s Thanksgiving travel season brought 20 fatalities across the state. But according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) many lives can be saved if travelers use their seat belts to protect against injury should an accident occur. According to NHTSA statistics, using seat belts properly could reduce fatal injuries to front-seat passengers by approximately 45% and reduce moderate to serious injuries by 50%.
Remember that when traveling through Georgia, Super Speeder laws apply, so if you get caught speeding over 75 mph not only do you incur a fine for the ticket but you will get slapped with an extra $200 fine that must be paid in a timely manner or you can lose your license!
Stay safe during the Thanksgiving holiday, allow yourself plenty of time, and don’t let others in the vehicle distract you from your goal of getting there safe and sound to enjoy the turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and whatever else you choose. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
To read the AAA’s release Visit this Site.