With the Memorial Day weekend just a few scant days away millions of California drivers are already making plans (or have already made plans) to hit the road. In fact, some estimates by AAA Northern California say that 4.2 million drivers plan to travel 50 miles or more this weekend for their holiday endeavors.

That’s a whopping 210 million driving miles in just a short three day period.

With so many drivers hitting the road you can bet the police will be ready and waiting. Not only is a nationwide Click It or Ticket program going to be underway, but with many new laws governing distracted driving, you can bet police will be watching for that as well.

It is an American tradition to hit the road during Memorial Day and hardworking people are entitled to a few days of rest and relaxation. But every one who hits the roads or highways needs to be aware that they will be sharing those roads with millions of other people just as intent on having a good time and getting to their destination as soon as possible so they can begin enjoying themselves. The goal for police and everyone involved is to make certain everyone gets where they are going safe and secure. That too, is an American tradition, but we don’t always do the best job of upholding it.