If you own or drive a vehicle on a regular basis, no doubt you've noticed that gas prices are falling lately. In fact, many states expect to see gas prices dip below $2 per gallon for the first Thanksgiving holiday stretch in years. As a result, the pundits at AAA say traffic will surge to the highest levels in nearly a decade starting Wednesday afternoon and running through Sunday.
While we're all about lower fuel costs, more drivers on the road means more risk for accidents. That's a tough pill to swallow considering that Thanksgiving already is among the most dangerous times of the year to be on the roadways. An average 400 to 500 people die and some 46,000 more are injured each year during this time. It's particularly rough on the Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, known to police and emergency medical workers as "Blackout Wednesday." That's because so many travelers take advantage of Thanksgiving Eve to hang (and drink) with hometown friends before heading to Grandma's for some Turkey Day grub the next morning.
Play it safe with these tips from E3 Spark Plugs:
From all of us here at E3 Spark Plugs, have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.