With Memorial Day weekend only a few days away many are traveling through our beautiful state. However with a greater number of people on the road the risk of an accident increases. So what can you do? Trooper Jim Humiston says its all about preperation.
"Plan ahead leave early expect a lot of traffic on the road. There will be a lot of police and highway patrolmen on the roads this weekend primarily enforcing seat belts and DUI enforcement"
So my seatbelt is on, keys are in the ignition and we are ready to roll. So what about safety while you are driving?
"It just goes down to people being impatient and people just need to slow down and pay attention to the surroundings and be safe." says Humiston
Nothing is foolproof and even the best drivers can have a breakdown or an accident. Art Williams of Carnahan Towing says if you do break down to stay put stay hydrated and call your nearest towing company.
"If somebody's car breaks down on the side of the road the first thing to do is put on your emergency flashers, call for your nearest tow company. If its been in an accident call for your local highway patrol or your local law enforcement" said Williams.
So no matter how far you're going this holiday weekend buckle up, stay alert and never drink and drive.