“Thanksgiving should be a happy time,” said Col. Stan Clark., DPS director.
“If you drink, you should not drive. Be sure to designate a driver who has not been drinking alcoholic beverages.”
DPS is participating in Operation CARE-Combined Accident Reduction Effort-a nationwide effort by police agencies to reduce fatalities on major interstate highways during holiday weekends.
Plan your route and be aware that construction may delay your travel. Since roads are more likely to be crowded, DPS reminds drivers to leave themselves plenty time to get where they’re going.
When confronted with aggressive drivers, the DPS recommends that you put your pride in the back seat and move aside, do not speed up, block lanes, slam or tap on brakes.