This Thursday, families across the United States and throughout Tennessee will gather together to break bread and give thanks. This year, roughly 44 million Americans are expected to travel 50 or more miles by car to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. If you're one of them, it's important to be prepared and to follow traffic laws and drive safely.
According to statistics from Tennessee's Department of Homeland Security, during 2015 alone, police officers throughout the state responded to more than 197,000 traffic accidents. In total, these accidents resulted in the fatalities of 916 and serious injury of more than 48,000 individuals.