KIMT News 3- According to AAA nearly 50 million Americans will be travelling more than 50 miles away from their home this holiday weekend.
Authorities say with that many drivers on the road folks need to pay attention to out of towners who may not know the local roads.
“A driver who is not local might not be prepared for a turn that they want to take, or their GPS or co driver might tell them to turn a little later than they’ed appreciate,” says Trooper Nathan Snieder of the Iowa State Patrol. “That can lead to more sudden lane changes”
Trooper Snieder says folks should pack extra blankets, food, water and make sure they have over a half of a tank of gas in case tragedy were to strike.