Traveling This Memorial Day Weekend

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AAA is expecting more than 38-million travelers this Memorial Day weekend.
 
DPS says with those numbers, traveler safety will be more important than ever.
 
Troopers say they will be on the look out for unsafe traveler’s.

Last year on memorial day weekend alone troopers say they ticketed more than 550 passenger’s just for not buckling their seatbelts.

This number also includes the more than 150 car seat violations over last year’s holiday.

DPS has several tips for driver’s traveling this weekend, most dealing with staying off your phone.

Trooper Cindy Barkley says, “We recommend that everyone refrain from using your cell phones. Even when you are talking on your phone, that is a distraction, it keeps your mind off that primary task of driving down the road.”

Trooper Barkley says DPS will be working with other state agencies strictly enforcing Tx-DOT’s, “Click It or Ticket” campaign.

Travelers we spoke with say they’re hitting the road this year thanks to low gas prices.
 
While in some places they’re two dollars or a little more.

We’re still paying almost 50 cents less than we were this time last year.

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