Stay safe while traveling this Memorial Day weekend

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of summer travel season, and there are things to keep in mind while out on the roads.

The Indiana State Police says there will be extra troopers monitoring the roadways. They will be working federally funded overtime during the “Click it or Ticket” Campaign and Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), in an attempt to insure safe travel.

The “AAA” Motor Club suggests leaving early this weekend, as this season is estimated to be the busiest since 2005. Motor Club predicts 39.3 million Americans will be traveling.

If you’re planning to hit the roadways, here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Obey speed limits and always use turn signals.
  • Never drink and drive. If you find that you’ve had too much, AAA and Budweiser are offering a Tow To Go service free of charge.

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  • Always buckle your seat belt.
  • Watch for slow or stopped traffic, and keep an eye out for construction zones.
  • Make sure you’re well-rested – it’s dangerous to drive while tired.
  • Slow down and move out of the way for emergency vehicles.

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