November 27, 2014

Drive safely this holiday season

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With Thanksgiving arriving this week, we once again begin our holiday season. 

People all over the country will begin the holiday traditions of travel as they move about to visit with family and meet up for holiday festivities.

We want to remind people to be safe when traveling this holiday season.

As the holidays begin, so does winter, and conditions on the roadways may not always be ideal. It is important to remember, it’s better to arrive late somewhere than to not arrive at all. 

Snow and ice can wreak havoc on the roadways, but even rain can cause issues, especially this time of year. As temperatures fall, the chances of wet roadways becoming icy increase, so you should always be on the lookout for black ice and dangerous conditions. 

It is also hunting season, and as deer hunters make their way out into the woods, many of the animals are disturbed and become more active. The chances of deer crossing the roads will increase, so people need to be even more on the lookout for deer, especially when traveling around dusk. 

Finally, as you and your family are heading out to visit other family members, remember that many other people are doing the same. Especially on holiday weekends, the roads may be more crowded than usual. Remember to exercise caution, and not to drive aggressively. An accident on the way to a relative’s house is not going to add to the holiday cheer. 

We hope everyone has a great holiday season this year, and we encourage everyone to be careful and drive safely. 

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