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Staying safe on the roads this holiday season

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For those who are traveling out of town to visit loved ones, the roads can be a dangerous place as many are driving this holiday season to their destinations.

With the roads being very busy this holiday weekend, many travelers say they would rather travel by car than by plane.

"I absolutely hate flying just because you got to get to the airport two hours early, you spend time in a packed cramped airplane, you get to the airport and then you got to rent a car after you're done. I just like driving a whole lot better," said Jeffrey Sorenson, traveler.

"I like to be aware of what's going on the roads because people get a little tense this time of year," said Dennis Bell, traveler.

The South Dakota Highway Patrol will be more visible out on the roads. Troops say they hope their presence will make drivers slow down and pay attention.

"What we're asking is that we just want people to slow down a little bit, pay attention to their surroundings, pay attention to the other vehicles on the road. You know, if you are in a rush to hurry up and get somewhere, we'd rather you get there safe and make it there on time. So just slow down, pay attention," said Trooper Matthew James Wosje.

So with more law enforcement on the roads this holiday season, travelers will want to be extra cautious.
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