Harrisburg, PA – We’re less than a week away from Thanksgiving, and it could be the busiest travel holiday of the year.

AAA projects 50.9 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 3.3 percent increase over last year.

The 2017 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with 1.6 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

Remember, distracted driving is among the top reasons for crashes and fatalities. At this busy time of year, when there typically are more passengers in vehicles, it’s extremely important to stay focused and pay attention to the roadway.

When you turn your head to check on passengers in your car, your steering wheel often follows. Stop at a safe location to see what might be happening in the back seat. Never text and drive or look at your phone for any reason. Your life and the lives of others will always be worth more than a text.

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