FDOT, FHP troopers share holiday travel safety advice

ORLANDO, Fla. — Traffic has been building in and around Central Florida as the busy holiday travel season is underway.


Thousands of people will be driving on Central Florida’s highways ahead of Thanksgiving.

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The Florida Department of Transportation opened its doors to Channel 9 on Monday morning to share how the agency is responding to the traffic surge.

FDOT uses transportation management centers to help direct and avoid congestion, so that drivers are safe.

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Officials said this is one of the busiest weeks on the roads.

Thanksgiving travel numbers this year are expected to reach pre-pandemic levels.

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Channel 9 spoke with the Florida Highway Patrol about keeping people safe as they use the highways to get around.

See more in the video above.

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Q Mccray

Q McCray, WFTV.com

Q McCray is an award-winning general assignment reporter.