Arts & Culture
5:10 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Holiday Travel Getting Underway

Many North Carolinians will be traveling this year for the Thanksgiving holiday. About 200 thousand people are expected to fly through Raleigh-Durham airport over the long weekend. And nearly a million and a quarter residents say they'll travel 50 miles or more from home, according to Triple-A Carolinas. Greer Beatty is a spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation. She says with all that traffic people should make sure they turn off their cell phones and avoid other distractions when they're behind the wheel.

Greer Beatty: "Just drive, once you get behind the wheel and you turn on that car, you're driving out on the roads you could have your life in danger, you could put other people's lives in danger. the most important thing is for you to get where you're going safely."
The roads should also be free of construction distractions. The department has put most major road construction projects on hold until Monday.