Holiday Travel tips from Missouri Highway Patrol - KOAM TV 7

Holiday Travel tips from Missouri Highway Patrol

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The holiday weekend is winding down, which means many family members and visitors are traveling home.

Missouri Highway Patrol reports this weekend is one of the heaviest travel days of the year, and with gas prices sitting just below $2.80 in our area - many drivers were filling up before heading back home.
The Highway Patrol offer these tips to drivers who may be making longer journeys throughout the evening and nighttime hours.

"We have families out on the road too. And our whole goal is to make sure those people get from point A to point B. So we've got different projects that go on throughout the weekend where we see an increased presence of our troopers out there." says Sergeant Mike Watson.

"We tell people before they ever get in their car is to 1 make sure they're okay to drive. And 2 is to make sure their vehicle is okay to travel from a to B depending on how far you've got to go." Watson says.

So far the Missouri Highway Patrol reports 0 fatalities taking place this weekend. Sergeant Watson says the majority of the accidents they've responded to were minor accidents, with few injuries.

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