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Staying safe during Memorial Day weekend

Anyone driving away from home this Memorial Day weekend can expect three times longer delays on major roadways due to near record travel numbers.

Anyone driving away from home this Memorial Day weekend can expect three times longer delays on major roadways due to near record travel numbers.

Overall, 3.4 million Texans are expected to travel either by plane, car or other travel means— an increase of nearly 5 percent from 2017.

"Alcohol, speeding, and not being secured by a safety belt is not a combination. The last thing we want to do this Memorial Day weekend is go to your residence and notify your loved ones that you are no longer coming because you were killed in a car wreck," said Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Maria Montalvo.

Traveling early mornings or evenings or planning alternate routes is a suggestion for travelers from INRIX, a transportation analytics company who partners with AAA. They also advise drivers to avoid peak commute times in major cities altogether.

AAA expects to rescue to more than 340,000 drivers with car trouble this weekend, whether it be a dead battery, lock outs, or flat tire.

DPS reminds everyone that behind every Texas drivers license is a road side assistance phone number if need be this holiday weekend.

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