MoDOT Limits Thanksgiving Construction, But Drivers Still Need to Practice Safety
In order to improve safety and traffic flow over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is temporarily stopping construction on the interstates and state highways in Missouri. Work on these sites will stop on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and resume on Monday morning after the long weekend.
Officials hope that keeping workers out of these sites during the holiday will help traffic move through more steadily and will reduce the number of Missouri traffic accidents and injuries. However, drivers still need to practice safe driving to avoid causing injuries this holiday season.
Some ways to help prepare yourself and your vehicle for a safe Thanksgiving trip include:
- Plan your trip before hitting the road. Know your route, and add in an extra hour or two to get there. With spare time, you’ll be prepared for traffic backups, bad weather, or other detours, without being tempted to speed or take risks.
- Avoid distractions while on the road. Cell phone use, eating behind the wheel, and other distractions can take your eyes and attention off the road. Even a few seconds of not paying attention is enough to cause a crash.
- Take a break every two hours or 100 miles. If you can, bring along another driver who can switch with you periodically so that both of you don’t get too fatigued.
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