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Hitting the Highways This Labor Day Weekend



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ANCHOR LEAD: Labor Day is the unofficial farewell to summer and many Americans will be heading out of town. Brian Osuch has more on how you can help ensure your time away is fun and safe at the same time. (:60) SCRIPT: Zero-to-Sixty, I’m Brian Osuch. Over 29-million Americans will be traveling by car this Labor Day Weekend. This means jam packed highways and increased stress levels behind the wheel. AAA’s Nance Cain says keep safety top of mind. CUT: (Cain) Always wear your seat belt. Don’t be a distracted driver; distractions are a very common cause of crashes. So be alert at the wheel, take breaks every three, four hours, and if you’ve got more than one driver, perhaps rotate drivers… certainly if you’re driving avoid alcohol. SCRIPT: Many drivers spend the day celebrating which may include alcoholic beverages. GM’s James Bell… CUT: (Bell) If you know you're going to be drinking, plan to have a sober designated driver. But, don't get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. SCRIPT: And if you’re hosting a party? CUT: (Bell) Make sure you're serving more than alcoholic beverages. It's also a good idea to stop serving drinks to those who will be driving in just a few hours before they get into their cars. Above all, everyone should drink responsibly. SCRIPT: And for the trip home… try planning alternate routes, which can be less congested by programming your GPS or using OnStar. For more, log onto GM-dot-com. That’s Zero-to-Sixty from GM.
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