Statewide Iowa — If you’re traveling on Iowa’s highways this Thanksgiving weekend, a spokesman for the Iowa State Patrol says you will not be alone on the roadways throughout this holiday weekend.

Patrol Sergeant Alex Dinkla says they will have officers out across the state.

Dinkla says the officers will be looking for violations — but have another purpose too.

Dinkla says it’s important to adapt your driving to the weather conditions, and avoid all distractions.

If your Thanksgiving festivities include more than turkey — he says you should take the proper steps to be safe when you drive.

The Iowa D-O-T says there were four fatal traffic accidents during last year’s Thanksgiving weekend. Two of them were alcohol related.

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