Aug 29, 2012 7:17 PM by Callie Eike - Q2 News

Safe Labor Day travels

BILLINGS - The Federal holiday that is the antithesis of its name, Labor Day is what many consider the ultimate day off. As an end-cap for summer it's a start of many travels from National Parks to major theme parks and everything in between.

AAA projects 33 million Americans will take a Labor Day journey more than 50 miles from their homes, which is a 2.9% increase from last year.
The Labor Day holiday in Montana has a history of being the deadliest holiday. Montana Highway Patrol wants citizens to be wary when out on roads. MHP officials plan to beef up patrol numbers out over the weekend.

"As long as you follow those basic rules of not drinking and driving, and take your time, you'll never have a problem with us," stated MHP Sgt Jay Nelson. "We are going to have extra patrols on the roads, and we will be focusing on those violations that cause fatalities."

Nelson cautions people to pay attention to areas under fire restrictions, and to the speed limits in construction zones.

Here at Q2 we hope you stay safe, and whatever way you choose to spend your holiday that it's a Labor you'll love.


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