Travel safety for Thanksgiving weekend

ROCKFORD, Il (WIFR)--- Thanksgiving Day might be over but many are getting ready to travel back home. This Sunday is expected to be one of the most difficult days to travel due to the high amount of people making their way home. In the Rockford area we are going to see some snow that will also impact travel.

Taking extra precautions to ensure that you get home safe is not that difficult to do. AAA director of public affairs, Nick Jarmusz reminds us all that by controlling our speed we can avoid accidents.

“Anytime that you have inclement weather, that is definitely going to complicate things on the roads, make things a little more dangerous, and folks need to take it slow, It's the most important thing," says Jarmusz.

Thanksgiving weekend is ranked the 5th most dangerous to travel. However, there are many things that are controllable to help prevent an accident.

Making sure your tires are properly inflated, keeping at least half a full tank, avoiding cruise control and always wearing your seatbelt are some tips you can take into consideration.

"We like to remind folks about that if you do have an all-wheel drive vehicle that does not make you immune from the effects of slippery roads, even four wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle is no different than a 2-wheeler vehicle once you take your foot off the gas and put it on the break," says Jarmusz.

There are a number of different things you can change to make sure you get home safely. The full list of tips can be found at https://exchange.aaa.com/safety/driving-advice/winter-driving-tips/#.W_io1Yty6Uk.

Remember, slow and steady, gets home safe.