Before we know it, Spring Break will be here, and many families will be hitting the road.

Trooper Stephen Hammons with Louisiana State Police joined "Mornings With Ken and Bernie" to talk about a variety of safety issues to consider both before and during your travel.

Below is a brief clip of Hammons with tips about your car when traveling:

In addition to this tip Hammons suggests that you many find out how many states ( including Louisiana ) use "511" on their cell phones to connect with police for information on road conditions, accidents and road construction.  The address is

Also Stephen Hammons suggests that anyone interested in getting traffic updates via email or text, they can log on to

Hear the entire interview below: