Safe Holiday Travel

Thousands of travelers will hit the road this holiday season.  Penndot officials say not only are there a lot of travelers this time of year but the holiday season is also the peak season for crashes.  It is without question that more drivers hit the road around the holidays.  But its also the time of year where more people are likely to be involved in crashes.  We were able to break down the number of crashes from Thanksgiving to New Years Day for some of out counties and the numbers are shocking.  From just before Thanksgiving through right after New Years in 2011 there were hundreds of crashes in our region.  Not only are there a lot of crashes around the holiday but according to Penn Dot a number of them are alcohol related.  Officials say this holiday season more police officers will be out on the roads looking for aggressive drivers and drivers under the influence.