Millions of people will hit the roadways this Thanksgiving week to spend time with friends and family and local authorities are reminding motorists of some simple things to keep yourself safe this week.
Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers indicates many college students may be home for the first time this week and the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving is annually, one of the biggest nights for local bars. He reminds everyone planning to go out, never drink and drive.
Holiday travel tips remain similar to all travel tips. Chief Lowers says make sure your vehicle is up to date on it's maintenance and you have your travel plans ironed out ahead of time and someone knows when you leave and when you arrive.
Thanksgiving is one of the heaviest travel holidays of the entire year, so authorities remind those heading out to give yourself some extra time if you are headed through congested areas. Additionally, make sure you buckle your seatbelts and put the phones away.