Year after year during the Thanksgiving holiday period we experience one of the most travel heavy times of the year. This year a large storm threatens our Thanksgiving holiday travel and may require a lot of patience while on the roads.
This year, the North Carolina Highway Patrol along with numerous state police agencies will be patrolling along the I-40 corridor in an attempt to ensure a safe and uneventful driving environment through constant visibility.
In addition to the presence of law enforcement, motorists are urged to inform the State Highway Patrol at *Hp or at *47 of any careless or reckless driving they may observe.
Also, law enforcement all over North Carolina launched the Thanksgiving “Click it or Ticket” campaign, which will last through Sunday, December 1, 2013 in order to crack down on drivers who do not wear their seat belts.
While during last year’s Thanksgiving holiday, 11 fatal crashes and 432 injury collisions occurred, our law enforcement is hopeful to save lives and prevent injuries.
Spend this Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and or family, enjoy your turkey and pumpkin pie, and have a few drinks if you wish, but please, be patient in this holiday traffic and if you drink, do not drive – take a cab or have a designated driver.
Remember, should you receive a traffic ticket, get into a fender bender, serious accident, or receive a DUI/DWI this Thanksgiving holiday, call us at (910) 793-9000(910) 793-9000 .
By Jana Collins