Many Preparing For Busy Travel Week

With snow on the way and Thanksgiving just a few days away, you may want to keep roadway safety in mind.

Gas stations are packed as holiday travelers prepare to hit the road for Thanksgiving. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel period of the year and it's important to prepare your vehicle for heavy traffic.

"They're getting oil changes, wiper blades, getting new tires, getting them rotated and having the air pressure checked in them," Mechanic Richard Oaks said.

One traveler says he paid over one hundred dollars getting his car ready for winter, but says it is a small price to pay to stay safe.

"It's smart. It's smart to get it winterized and not get broken down on the road," he said.

Taking time now for these few simple checks, could save you time down the road.

The Transportation Department says more than thirty percent of highway fatalities are speed related so be sure to allow enough time to make it home safe this holiday season.

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