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Travel Safely This Thanksgiving Holiday!

Our Community Traffic Safety Program is taking the time to remind everyone in Bucks County to travel safely this Thanksgiving holiday by always wearing your seatbelt and never driving impaired or distracted!

Whether you’re driving out of town or just across town to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, remember that more drivers will be on the roads than usual. More vehicles on the roads increases the likelihood of a motor vehicle crash. During this kickoff to the holiday season, it’s more important than ever to stress the importance of seatbelt safety with this essential reminder: Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time!

We want everyone to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Please, make sure everyone in your vehicle is buckled before you ever turn on the car — and that includes children being in the correct car seats, too!

Remember to “Click It or Ticket” as the Pennsylvania State Police and local Bucks County police departments will be watching you this Thanksgiving weekend!

For more information about traveling safely this Thanksgiving, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/seat-belts.

If your Thanksgiving holiday plans include enjoying an alcoholic beverage please make sure you plan for a sober driver to get you home safely! Unfortunately, drunk-driving-related crashes spike during the long Thanksgiving holiday and is a real threat to our community and driving drunk is deadly and illegal, and no one should ever take that risk.

No one should mix drinking and driving, and no one is immune to the consequences of drunk driving. If you find yourself drunk and stranded with your vehicle, give your keys to a sober driver who can safely drive you home. Remind your friends to never get in the vehicle with a drunk driver. If you have a friend who is about to drive drunk, take away their keys and help them get home safely. Don’t worry about offending someone — you might be saving their life, or someone else’s. Always have a plan before you head out for the evening if you plan to drink alcohol. If you wait until after you’ve been drinking to figure out how to get from one place to the next, you may already be too impaired to make the right choices.

By working together, we can save lives and help keep Bucks County roadways safe. Please join us in sharing the lifesaving message “Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving” during the holiday weekend.

For more information on driving impaired, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/drunk-driving.