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Earth Gauge Tip of the Week — Thanksgiving Travel

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According to AAA, more than 43 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend — and 90 percent will travel by car.  Increased traveling distance and unpredictable weather can result in hazardous driving conditions at this time of year. Here, get tips for safe and efficient travel, whether your destination is near or far.

Emergency KitStay Safe on the Roads

 

Save Gas 

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(Sources: AAA. "2012 AAA Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast", "Five Things AAA Says Drivers Should Do Before Thanksgiving Road Trips."; Research and Innovative Technology Administration. “U.S. Holiday Travel.”; Iowa DOT. “Safe-driving tips for the holidays.”; Environmental Protection Agency. “Tips to Save Gas and Improve Mileage.”; Green Your. “Avoid Car Idling.”)