With more expected to travel for the upcoming holiday season, the Indiana State Police is stepping up patrols around the Thanksgiving holiday in an effort, they say, to ensure safer roads.

“Thanksgiving travel is expected to rebound to nearly pre-pandemic levels,” a news release from the State Police Peru Post said. “The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts that 48.3 million people will be taking to the roads for the holiday. This is an eight percent increase from 2020.”