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MoDOT Urges Caution When Travelling This Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.

The Missouri Department of Transportation recommends you focus on four safe driving tips to help you arrive safely to your destination.

Buckle up everyone in your vehicle, put your phone down while driving, don’t speed, and don’t drive impaired.

Becky Allmeroth, MoDOT’s chief safety and operations officer, says the weather should be good for Thanksgiving travel.

Allmeroth says we will likely see heavier traffic on Missouri roads beginning midweek and increasing through the weekend.

Motorists should remain alert to highway situations and prepare for increased traffic on highways.

Twelve people were killed; 41 seriously injured during the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday extended weekend.

With statewide traffic fatality figures continuing to rise, MoDOT wants motorists to be vigilant, always buckle up, obey posted speed limits, and never drive impaired or distracted.



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