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State Police Remind Motorists To Travel Safely Over Holiday Weekend


As we gear up to celebrate the 4th of July, the New York State Police want to remind all families to prioritize safety on the road. With more traffic expected, planning, and taking precautions can ensure a smooth and enjoyable holiday for everyone.

Anticipate heavier than usual traffic on the highways

Holiday travel means crowded highways and busy streets. Leave early and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. Avoid rushing and stay calm if you encounter delays. Patience and planning can help prevent accidents and make the journey more pleasant for everyone in the car.

Ensure Your Car is Roadworthy

Before hitting the road, take a few moments to check your vehicle:

  • Tires: Make sure your tires are properly inflated and have enough tread. This will help you maintain control and improve fuel efficiency.
  • Brakes: Ensure your brakes are in good working order. If you notice any unusual noises or a spongy brake pedal, get them inspected by a professional.
  • Lights and Fluids: Check all lights, including brake lights and turn signals, to ensure they are functioning correctly. Top off essential fluids like oil, brake fluid, and windshield washer fluid.

Share the road responsibly

Remember, everyone is trying to get somewhere to celebrate the holiday. Let’s share the road responsibly. State Troopers will be on patrol throughout the holiday to help travelers get to their destinations safely, but it’s up to each of us to be vigilant and considerate drivers. Look out for other vehicles, follow traffic laws, and drive defensively.

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