AAA Labor Day travel advice during COVID pandemic – WITN

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – If you plan on hitting the road this Labor Day weekend, AAA is offering some advice and tips to get you there safely.

AAA advisors say over the 2019 Labor Day week, 10 people died in North Carolina and almost 600 were injured as a direct result of impaired driving across our roadways. 66 people died due to speeding and distracted and sleepy driving, according to the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of travel and could affect what the numbers look like this holiday week. AAA advisors say the COVID-19 pandemic can be very confusing for travelers with people still questioning how the pandemic will affect their trips.

Because of the travel uncertainties, AAA is offering free resources for travelers.

“Labor Day is typically the last big hurrah for the summer travel season,” said Tiffany Wright, spokesperson, AAA – The Auto Club Group in the Carolinas. “With students back in school, the majority of travelers are most likely to take up to a 3-day road trip. We encourage travelers to take advantage of these free resources as they develop their travel plans.”

AAA recommends the following tips to consider before your road trip:

· Prep your vehicle to ensure your vehicle is road-trip ready. Some vehicles may have sat unused for months and should be inspected.

· Plan