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(KTVI) - The Sunday after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest highway travel day in the United States. This year is the ninth annual observance of Drive Safer Sunday.

Steve Owings, co-founder of Road Safe America, joined Christine Buck via satellite to discuss the importance of taking this day seriously.

Owings and his wife lost their son in an accident involving a semi-truck after Thanksgiving in 2002. Since then, they have dedicated their lives to helping other families avoid that nightmare.

Owings gave some tips for driving safe on Sunday, December 1.

He encouraged everyone to get plenty of rest before setting out and take frequent breaks to remain alert.

In addition to taking breaks, Owings asked to please consider driving during off-peak travel hours to minimize congestion.

Owings also urged everyone to contact Congressmen and Senators to get regulations put on semi-trucks.

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