The State Highway Patrol is preparing for the holiday season and for the increased number of roadway users expected across our state.

During the coming weeks, the Patrol will proactively target dangerous driver behaviors to include speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), more than 48 million people will travel by automobile across our nation representing an increase from last year’s predictions.

AAA relates this increase in travelers within our country due to relaxed travel restrictions.

Accordingly, members of the State Highway Patrol will increase visibility on highly traveled corridors to promote safe driving habits.

The NCSHP is partnering with the North Carolina Governors Highway Safety Program for the 2021 Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket” campaign during this holiday period. The campaign runs through Sunday, Nov. 28 with the goal of reducing preventable injuries and deaths in collisions due to a vehicle occupant’s failure to use a restraint device.

Check traffic conditions before starting your travel at www.DriveNC.Gov