State Troopers urge drivers to use caution for holiday return

Drivers urged to use caution (Source: WAFB)
Drivers urged to use caution (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - [if gte mso 9]>

[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

The busiest travel day on the highway is expected to be Sunday, July 7, as travelers return from the July 4th holiday weekend.

According to Louisiana State Troopers, the roads have been quiet on the interstate, and they are hoping it stays that way. Troop A Spokesman Jared Sandifer says drivers and passengers pay extra attention on the roads because of the possible high traffic volume.

"We ask that people be more aware of their surroundings; going to have a lot of people traveling through here that aren't from the area," says Sandifer.  "We've had a lot of rain lately so we just ask that people slow down and be aware of their surroundings and drivers," he adds.

Sandifer advises that drivers "give themselves a little extra time to get to where they are going safely."

According to Sandifer, Troop A has made several arrests for Driving Under the Influence at sobriety checkpoints throughout the area. So far there have been no fatalities due to the holiday weekend traffic, he reports. 

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.