FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - In Northeast Indiana, Thanksgiving usually brings the most traffic on the highways.
Sergeant Brian Walker, with the Indiana State Police said Thursday he hopes most people are staying home and as a consequence, are keeping traffic at a minimum.
But he said the year has already been a deadly one on the roads.
Authorities say deadly crashes are up nine percent from 2019.
"Slower speeds and wearing your seat belts and driving sober are three areas of concern that would reduce those numbers. So that's what we're really hitting on this year to try to encourage drivers to slow down, wear their belts and definitely drive sober," said Walker.
Troopers are also keeping their eyes out for drivers using their phones.