The turkeys are cooking and the tables are set, but before you speed off to your family or friends to share in the Thanksgiving holiday, Virginia State Police (VSP) want to remind people to slow down when hitting the roads.

AAA says that 1.4 million Virginians will be traveling, which is 11 percent more than in 2020. While many people will be on the roads, drivers will want to also be patient.

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“With traffic on the roads increasing and many people anxious to get to their destination, I encourage all Virginians to be patient. Buckle up and take your time,” said Col. Gary T. Settle, VSP Superintendent. “Your family wants you to arrive safely and in a frame of mind to enjoy all the holiday has to offer. Making sure you are driving the posted speed limit, driving for conditions and wearing your seatbelt are the best ways to stay safe on the road, so you can enjoy the holiday.”

To make sure drivers are getting to their destinations safely, VSP will participate in Operation C.A.R.E — Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort.

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