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November 26, 2014

Buckle up. Slow down. Allow extra time to get where youíre going. Thatís good advice no matter when and where youíre travelling, but patience will be especially important on Sunday (11/30) when roads are expected to be particularly busy. Along with Thanksgiving holiday travelers and deer hunters heading back home, Packer fans will be heading to and from Green Bay. Motorists are also reminded that DMV customer service centers around the state will be closed Thursday and Friday.


Statistically, traffic crashes in Wisconsin tend to peak during the months of November, December and January. Thatís due to several seasonal factors including the end of Daylight Saving Time, increased deer activity, along with Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday travel. Combine all that with rapidly-changing weather and road conditions, and youíve got the perfect recipe for a crash especially if drivers arenít paying close attention. Simple steps to protect yourself and everyone else this time of year include: check the forecast and 511 Travel Information System before your trip for the latest on road conditions or incidents; buckle-up and adjust your speed to highway conditions. Audio


If you plan to join Black Friday bargain-hunters, hereís some free advice: lock purchases in your vehicleís trunk or out of plain view, and never cut across parking lots. And even if you need it for only ďa few minutes,Ē the unauthorized use of a disabled parking spot can be costly, and create a major inconvenience for those who need them. Certification from an authorized health care specialist is needed to obtain disabled license plates, permanent or temporary disabled parking permits. Permits that hang from a rear-view mirror should always be removed when a vehicle is being operated so they donít interfere with the driverís vision. Improper use of a disabled parking spot can result in a fine of over $260. Audio


Need something to help keep the kids busy over the holiday weekend? Have them design a poster for WisDOTís Bureau of Aeronautics Aviation Art Contest. Wisconsin children ages seven through 17 can participate. This yearís theme is World Air Games. Prizes are awarded to the top three entries, in three age divisions, along with competing in the national contest. For details go to www.wisconsindot.gov; keywords, aviation art contest.

For more information, contact:

Rob Miller, WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-2405, robert.miller@dot.wi.gov

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