This is a holiday nearly everyone looks forward to with anticipation Independence Day, the Fourth of July, our country's birthday. In Northeast Michigan, it also is an unofficial homecoming for everyone who lives out of the area and uses this time of year to visit family and friends.
With those extra people comes extra traffic. Our streets, roads and highways are filled with people rushing off to enjoy a day of activities. And all those people rushing around to enjoy their day have fun on their mind, but not always the task at hand driving.
It's easy to set your mind on where you are going and what you are going to do, so we urge you to stay focused on the road. Keep an eye out for your fellow motorists, but don't forget pedestrians and bicyclists either.
Give yourself extra time to get to where you want to go so you don't feel the need to hurry to your destination. Obey traffic signs and laws and keep our roads safe.
Make this a happy and safe holiday for everyone.