Oklahoma Highway Patrol urges safe travel for Thanksgiving holiday

Last year, six fatalities were reported in accidents on Oklahoma highways during the Thanksgiving holiday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 19, 2012 at 7:56 pm •  Published: November 20, 2012
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The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office also recommends other steps for safe Thanksgiving travel:

• Make sure all children in your vehicle are placed in age-appropriate car seats and all adults are buckled up.

• Plan ahead for inclement weather, and make sure your vehicle contains appropriate emergency equipment.

• Don't allow distractions. Put away the cellphone and electronic equipment while driving.

• Don't drive drowsy. Get plenty of sleep before driving, and schedule frequent stops along the way.

“If you see an impaired driver on the road, contact local law enforcement or dial *55 from any cellphone to alert the Oklahoma Highway Patrol,” Vowell said. “Our goal is to keep Oklahomans safe on the roads this holiday season.”

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To learn more

To refer to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office's Thanksgiving holiday fact sheet, go to www.ohso.ok.gov.

For more information on impaired driving, go to www.nhtsa.gov/StopImpairedDriving.

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