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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

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.”

To learn more

To refer to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office's Thanksgiving holiday fact sheet, go to

For more information on impaired driving, go to


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