Wednesday, November 25, 2009

PennDOT Launches Thanksgiving Safety Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has launched Operation Safe Holiday, a campaign designed to cut down the high number of car crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Spokesperson Alison Wenger says both state and municipal police forces will amp up their patrols and set up checkpoints around areas with high crash rates.

According to PennDOT, 53 people died and more than 5,300 crashed their cars in Pennsylvania during the Thanksgiving season last year, making it the most dangerous holiday to drive.

Wenger says commuters can call 511 from their mobile phone for weather and traffic updates to help reduce those numbers.

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