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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

An estimated 41 million Americans will be traveling this Fourth of July weekend, and according to the auto club AAA, upwards of 80 percent of those traveling will be by car. This easily makes the Independence Day holiday weekend the busiest summer travel holiday of the year.

While the Fourth of July holiday is one looked forward to often because of fireworks and barbeques, according to the National Safety Council, 385 traffic deaths and 41,200 injuries will occur from 6 p.m. July 3 through 11:59 p.m. July 6 as a result of automotive accidents.

So we feel it's important to review just a few common sense recommendations to keep you and yours safe when traveling this holiday week.

As best you can, refrain from cell phone use when behind the wheel and absolutely under no circumstances text while driving; avoid driving while under the influence of alcohol, keep children in age-appropriate safety belts and by all means, adults wear your safety belts. They absolutely can save your life.

We wish you all a happy and safe Fourth of July.

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