Labor Day Travel, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

Labor Day Travel, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

ELMIRA, N.Y. (NBC/18 NEWS) - If you're planning a Labor Day weekend trip, you will be in good company.
ELMIRA, N.Y. (NBC/18 NEWS) - If you're planning a Labor Day weekend trip, you will be in good company. AAA predicts that 34.7 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend, most of them on the roads. That would be 1.3 percent more weekend travelers than last year, and the highest for the Labor Day weekend since 2008.

Most drivers in this country are also paying less for gas, making highway travel more affordable. The U.S. average is $3.43 for regular, down 11 cents from a year ago.

This holiday weekend law enforcement in both New York and Pennsylvania are also cracking down on drunk or impaired drivers as they participate in the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving kills more than 10-thousand people each year.

State Police and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day.

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