Nothing says family fun quite like spending a cold day crammed into a car en route to see your cheek-pinching aunt. But you do it every year, so why not take some travel trips?
We’re all well versed by now in the statistic: Thanksgiving is the busiest and deadliest travel holiday of the year. You won’t really be able to avoid the busy part, but the safety is something you have some control over.
First, some sobering stats from AAA:
There were more than 4,300 Thanksgiving car crashes in Pennsylvania last year
Fifty-five people died in crashes between Thanksgiving Eve and the Sunday after last year in the state
Anyone wanting to get to and from the relatives in one piece might want to consider some common sense advice: plan ahead, don’t drive tired or drunk, make sure your car can handle the trip and wear your seatbelt.