Plan to Be Safe This Thanksgiving

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Traditionally, Wednesday, Nov. 21, is the most traveled day during the Thanksgiving holiday. It doesn’t take a mathematician to figure that more cars on the road mean more potential for injuries and fatalities. So, as you travel to be with family and friends this Thanksgiving, choose your route carefully, know what to expect along the way, and allow plenty of time to reach your destination.

A great resource for planning travel in Texas is the website, sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation. You can find out road conditions, lane closures, known accident locations, and other information vital to getting to the table while the turkey’s still hot. And, if you’re traveling the I-35 corridor from Salado to Hillsboro in Central Texas, click on the My35 icon along that interstate on the DriveTexas map to get even more up-to-date information about the construction happening there. It also wouldn’t hurt to check with the Texas Department of Public Safety before you leave home. They can give you the latest information about your route.

We’re all busy these days. We’re all in a hurry. But take a little time and plan to be safe. A few minutes now can save a lifetime later.