Oklahoma Highway Patrol urges drivers to stay cautious

ARDMORE, OK - Thousands of people are headed back home after this weekend's Christmas celebration and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol is urging drivers to stay cautious.

OHP said this weekend was pretty smooth on most major highways.

Troop F out of Ardmore said they had no reports of any fatal accidents and they hope to keep it that way.

AAA defines the holiday travel season as Friday Dec. 23 through Monday Jan. 2.

They are predicting a 2.8 percent increase in travelers from 2010, meaning almost 800,000 Oklahomans are expected to hit the road between Christmas and New Years Day.

OHP said a more crowded road does means more dangerous one.

Troopers said most accidents are caused by high traffic and speeding.

The upcoming New Years weekend will also a busy time for the roads.

OHP said they will be increasing their patrol and watching closely for intoxicated drivers.

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