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AAA to hold press conference on second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2000, officials say

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 16:16:18-05

TULSA, Okla. — AAA officials will be holding a press conference on Friday at 3 p.m. to talk about the busy Thanksgiving travel weekend ahead.

Officials say there will be a record amount of vehicle on the road over this Thanksgiving weekend as it is the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2000 when AAA began tracking.

Close to 50 million people will be traveling to spend the holiday with loved ones, officials say.

Unfortunately, this means there is potential for more dangerous roadside vehicle breakdowns, officials say. AAA says they expect to receive more than 2,400 calls for roadside assistance across Oklahoma.

"Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado will discuss how SB89, which took effect November 1st, helps those assisting stranded motorists have a better chance of avoiding being hit by oncoming vehicles. It requires motorists approaching all stationary vehicles displaying flashing lights to move into a lane that is not adjacent to the stationary vehicle. If no additional lane exists, motorists must proceed with caution, reducing their speed to safely navigate traffic conditions. Those violating the law are subject to a fine of $249 if ticketed by law enforcement," officials say.

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