With Thanksgiving upon us and more people getting out post-pandemic, millions of Americans will be traveling this weekend. AAA estimates more than 53.4 million Americans will be on the road this Turkey Day. That's the highest single-year increase since 2005. AAA cites the recent opening of U. S. borders to fully-vaccinated travelers as one of the reasons why roads and airports will be more congested this year.

“This Thanksgiving, travel will look a lot different than last year,” said AAA Travel senior vice president Paula Twidale. “Now that the borders are open and new health and safety guidelines are in place, travel is once again high on the list for Americans who are ready to reunite with their loved ones for the holiday.”

If you are going to be on the road, remember to protect yourself, your family, and your fellow motorists. Here are some tips that will help keep you safe while you're on the road this week.

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