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Keep Roads Safe During Thanksgiving Travel

November 22, 2019
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With, according to AAA, more than 55 million Americans planning a road trip over the Thanksgiving holiday; the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is urging travelers to take extra precautions as the number of distracted and impaired drivers increases and makes holiday travel more dangerous.

“While traveling over the holiday, it is important for all drivers to buckle up, slow down, stay alert, and never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” said Christy Thiems, senior director, policy, research, and international, APCIA. “Too many drivers are still texting, watching movies, or posting to social media while driving. And now with all but 16 states allowing some legal form of marijuana use, there is even more reason to be concerned about the potential dangers on the roads.”

APCIA’s Tips for Safer Driving:

Follow APCIA on social media @TeamAPCIA and use #HeadsUp to find other safety tips.

The American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) is the primary national trade association for home, auto, and business insurers. APCIA promotes and protects the viability of private competition for the benefit of consumers and insurers, with a legacy dating back 150 years.

Contact:

Eileen Gilligan

Phone:

202-828-7142

Email:

eileen.gilligan@apci.org

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SOURCE American Property Casualty Insurance Association