Most traveled holiday weekend.

By: Courtney Lassiter
By: Courtney Lassiter

The Government Highway Safety Association reports an increase in road travel this summer due to the strong economy. More people on the road mean more patrol for law enforcement.

Kentucky State Police say the 5 to 10 mph "buffer zone" motorists seem to think they have, is not so in the state of Kentucky. Troopers say while issuing tickets is up to their discretion, speeding over the limit will not be accepted.

The Southeast is leading the nation this year in travel while 40.3 million Americans travel to their Independence Day destinations. The GHSA reports that 84% of those traveling will be motorists. That is up 2.6% from drivers last year and is a good indication that gas prices aren't stopping summer travel.

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