HOLIDAY WEEK DEADLY ON ROADS

| November 19, 2012

Take Extra Caution during Holiday Travel

 

Millions of Americans will hit the nation’s highways for Thanksgiving holiday this week, which statistics indicate is one of the year’s deadliest times for traffic accidents.

On average, the numbers suggest, 50 more people may die in traffic crashes this week than during other weeks this year, according to a new University of Alabama analysis.

The analysis of federal data from 2005 to 2010 found the average number of traffic fatalities for Thanksgiving week those years was 798. For all others, it was 748.

About 39.1 million people – 90 percent of all Thanksgiving travelers – are estimated to travel 50 miles or more from home during the week, according to the auto club AAA.

 

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Barbara is the publisher of People and Places Newspaper which she started in August of 2011. A lifelong resident of Schiller Park, she always felt it important that residents needed to be kept informed about their communities. Since newspaper coverage for Schiller Park stopped about twenty years ago, she made it a goal to bring a newspaper back to the area. She tries to include all of Leyden Township in her reporting and wants to keep true with the mission of the paper to "inform, educate and entertain."

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