Buzz It Up News

More troopers will line I-40 for peak Thanksgiving travel days


Trooper Mitch Mann is one of hundreds of North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers who will be stationed every 20 miles on the interstate this week as part of the I-40 Thanksgiving Challenge.

Whether you're on the road visiting family and friends or out shopping, please make sure your vehicle is in good condition before beginning your trip.

And while traffic may be busy along the I-95 corridor, as it has been historically at this time of year, the Virginia Department of Transportation is trying to make life a little easier. "Wearing a seat belt is essential every day of the year, but we do not want to have festivities ruined as a result of people not buckling up for their trip".




"We want people to recognize this is lives lost", said Harris Blackwood, Ex. Director, Governor's Office of Highway Safety.

Drivers are least likely to get into an accident on Florida highways between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. A Camden County Sheriff's Deputy's vehicle is a prime example, right before a chase, the deputy buckled up his seat belt at the last minute and it saved his life. During the 2016 Thanksgiving holiday period, law enforcement agencies statewide worked more than 10,000 crashes. Last year, there were an estimated 48 million. Dianna Jackson is staying home on Thanksgiving, but she said she supports the extra enforcement "to keep down on the problems and stuff, and keep the cars from speeding and slowing down and keep it under control". Operation C.A.R.E.is a state-sponsored, national program created to reduce crashes, fatalities and injuries caused by speeding, impaired driving and not wearing seatbelts.

Similarly, Metro has no scheduled track work on Thanksgiving Day, with trains and buses operating on a Sunday schedule. You can expect to see more police on the highways because ALEA got funding from a grant that will pay for overtime and other expenses. If you have to travel on Sunday, the safest time to travel is in the early morning hours before 6 a.m. or later on between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

Related Articles

  • Idaho's October unemployment rate edges up to 2.9 percent

    Idaho's October unemployment rate edges up to 2.9 percent

    The bulk of the increase in leisure and hospitality was attributed to employment increases in food services and drinking places. The last time Hawaii County's rate was 2.3 percent was in December 2006, before the start of the Great Recession.
    Russia vetoes UN resolution on chemical weapons probe in Syria

    Russia vetoes UN resolution on chemical weapons probe in Syria

    After the council voted on the U.S. draft, Bolivia then requested that the body vote on the Russian text. It means that the JIM's mandate expires at midnight Thursday, rather than be extended for another year.
    Franken Accuser Says She Was Afraid To Speak Out At The Time

    Franken Accuser Says She Was Afraid To Speak Out At The Time

    Franken is shown standing over her, appearing to be groping her chest. "I respect women I don't respect men who don't". Franken is shown grinning and staring at the camera while reaching out as if to grope Tweeden's breasts as she sleeps.
  • Trump defends Roy Moore: 'He totally denies it'

    Trump defends Roy Moore: 'He totally denies it'

    Trump is just fine with an alleged pervert filling that seat, as long as Moore votes for tax cuts and aligns with Trump's agenda. Alone with Corfman, Moore chatted with her and asked for her phone number, she says. "He is awful for property owners".
    Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to Play Store this week

    Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp coming to Play Store this week

    Animal Pocket camp has a nice design and it certainly has that Japanese je ne sais quoi which makes people become obsessed. You play as the manager of a campground, building your campsite and interacting with animals you meet.
    Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Iraq-Iran Border

    Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Iraq-Iran Border

    Iranian official says at least 30 people killed, more than 200 injured during natural disaster on Iran-Iraq border region. On its website , the USGS placed the quake's epicenter at about 19 miles south-southwest of the Iraqi city of Halabja.
  • Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as 'terrorist organization'

    Arab League states condemn Hezbollah as 'terrorist organization'

    Saudi Arabia and its allies Sunday lashed out at alleged Iranian violations in the region amid tensions between Riyadh and Tehran. President Michel Aoun, has refused to accept Hariri's resignation and accused Saudi Arabia of holding him against his will.
    Saudi Arabia wants resolute anti-Iran stand from Arab League

    Saudi Arabia wants resolute anti-Iran stand from Arab League

    The ministers also condemned a pipeline fire in Bahrain on November 10, calling it "a terrorist act by a group supported by Iran and the Iranian revolutionary guard".
    'F--- Trump' graphic on pickup stirs controversy in Texas

    'F--- Trump' graphic on pickup stirs controversy in Texas

    Healey, the district attorney, told the Chronicle that his office was not contacted before Nehls posted the photo to Facebook. The Fort Bend County sheriff's Facebook post about a pickup driver with a F_K Trump sign on his window has blown up.
  • Now Sony Wants To Acquire 20th Century Fox

    Now Sony Wants To Acquire 20th Century Fox

    Last week, unconfirmed reports said Fox rival Disney held similar talks without any agreement. This could also include global assets such as Star and Sky that Fox now owns.
    US Announces Arrests of 267 MS-13 Gang Members in Latest Sweep

    US Announces Arrests of 267 MS-13 Gang Members in Latest Sweep

    In one of the murders, Rybicki said, the defendants lured the victim, tried to shoot him, and then stabbed him to death. The arrests were part of a nationwide operation dubbed "Operation Raging Bull", which netted a total of 267 arrests.
    Former clubs rally around Liam Miller

    Former clubs rally around Liam Miller

    It has been reported that the former Republic of Ireland global is fighting pancreatic cancer, although this is unconfirmed. "Was in the U.S. for treatment this month and flies back tomorrow to start chemo here".

Comments