It's holiday driving time again!! AAA estimates that 41 million Americans nationwide will take a trip 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving. Over 2,100,000 of these drivers will be on Florida's roads.
“While it’s clear that the slowing economy has caused many of us to curb spending, this holiday that celebrates family traditions might see actual travel numbers that are better than expected, especially with gasoline prices continuing to fall,” said Kevin Bakewell, senior vice president, AAA Auto Club South. “The lower priced gasoline may persuade some who weren’t inclined to travel to change their minds.”
With so many motorists expected on the roadways, Bakewell recommends that everyone avoid “driver fatigue” and not attempt a long drive home at night, especially if it’s Thanksgiving Day and you’ve eaten a big meal. “It’s much safer for everyone to get a fresh start in the morning, rather than trying to drive when you feel sleepy,” he said. He noted that the tryptophan in turkey often brings on a feeling of drowsiness and motorists must be aware of that and avoid driving if they feel tired. Additionally, some may consume alcohol with their dinner, and, when combined with the effects of a Thanksgiving feast, it’s best for them to stay put rather than place themselves and others at risk.
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