CONCORD — The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest seasons for New Hampshire’s roads. With an influx of travelers throughout the state this holiday season, The N.H. Office of Highway Safety along with the U.S Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration share an important lifesaving reminder: Buckle Up — Every Trip. Every Time.

Through coordinated efforts with the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s Office of Highway Safety, local and state enforcement agencies from each state will conduct high-visibility enforcement patrols.

There will be an educational component through media messaging to remind motorists about the importance of seat belt use and the dangers of distracted driving, speeding and impaired driving.

“It’s our greatest hope that our community members make it to their Thanksgiving destinations as safely as possible,” said New Hampshire Office of Highway Safety Commander William Haynes. “Whether you’re driving 10 minutes to the Thanksgiving dinner table, or 10 hours, it’s critical that drivers and passengers Buckle Up — Every Trip, Every Time. We want everyone to have a safe and happy Thanksgiving, so please, buckle up, stay focused, slow down and do not drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Let’s make good choices behind the wheel and get home safely.”

For more information about traveling safely this Thanksgiving, go to trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/seat-belts/buckle/thanksgiving-weekend.

Follow the N.H. Office of Highway Safety on Twitter at twitter.com/nh_ohs and Facebook at facebook.com/NHHighwaySafety. Also, sign up for NH Alerts at tinyurl.com/qvghv2r to receive emergency information via your mobile phone.

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