Kentuckians Hit The Highways For Thanksgiving

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

It's time for many across the region to hit the roads.

There are just a few things you'll want to remember before you take off for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Wednesday is the busiest travel day of the year, and the majority of people in Kentucky who are going somewhere for Thanksgiving are driving.

Officials say to make sure to give yourself plenty of time to get where you need to be, and make sure you're well rested before your trip.

Hazard native Wayne Campbell says he's getting a good night's sleep tonight before he heads to Danville to spend Thanksgiving with his kids. He worries most about other drivers on the road, “Somebody pulling out in front of me. That's the worst part of it, just somebody not watching what they're doing.”

Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement is watching!

They're ready to pull over anyone speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, or driving impaired or too aggressively.

Campbell says his daughter's cooking is more than enough reason for him to be extra careful during the busiest travel period of the year.

“She's a lot better cook than I am, so that's why I'm there for it, get me some good cookin” Campbell said.

Remember all that good home cookin' can make you drowsy.

So officials want to remind people to be just as careful on their way back and you may want to lay off the leftover turkey a little before you get back behind the wheel.

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