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Traffic clear for early holiday travel; expected to pick up Wednesday

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Traffic is looking good for early Thanksgiving holiday travelers, but it may be picking up quickly by tomorrow.

According to VDOT, the heaviest congestion during the most recent Thanksgiving holiday weeks occurred after 11 a.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

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The U.S. Government is warning Thanksgiving travelers to be on high alert for terrorist attacks, so expect longer delays this year.

If you are making a road trip, the National Coalition for Safer Roads has the following travel safety tips:

  • Don't drink and drive
  • Have your car inspected – tire pressure, oil, etc.
  • Fasten your seatbelt
  • Inspect your seatbelt and those around you for a proper fit
  • Plan trips when your focus and energy are high
  • Limit distractions – avoid loud music, too many passengers, eating.
  • Pay attention to road conditions and safety warnings
  • Keep your distance from other cars
  • Watch your speed
  • Don't over pack your car

According to the Safer Roads Report 2014: Trends in Red-Light Running, Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the most dangerous times of year on the road.

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