DPS: Holiday travel safety reminders

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - With several major traveling days coming up for the Thanksgiving holiday, The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding drivers to use caution on the roadways.

Trooper David Hendry encourages drivers to take weather into account and give plenty of time to get to and from your destination.

Hendry says officers will be out and looking for un-safe driving behaviors and people driving while intoxicated.

"During this time of year near the holiday we do have additional officers on the road to try and slow the traffic down and remind everyone we are out there working looking for intoxicated motorists driving behaviors so we just like to remind everybody to avoid the distractions and don't drink and drive," said Hendry.

Hendry also reminds drivers to check the condition of their vehicles before they hit the road.

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