Over 43 million predicted to be on the roads for Memorial Day weekend

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - If you're planning to travel Memorial Day weekend, you will not be alone on the roads. AAA is predicting 43 million people will be taking road trips this holiday weekend. That's over a million more than in the years past.

Traffic jam, Photo Date: 10/21/2013 / Cropped Photo: David Wilson / CC BY 2.0 / (MGN)

More cars on the road can mean more accidents than usual. Local law enforcement encourages people to give themselves enough time to get to their destinations and to be move away from people driving unsafely.

"Be prepared to give way. There's going to be a lot of people that are in a hurry or just rude drivers to begin with," Captain Gregg Ahlers with the Hall County Sheriff's Office said. "Do not insist on your position on the road, be ready to give up and back off and give people room to do whatever craziness they're doing. There is no sense in getting mixed up in an accident."

Across the state more officers will be on the roads making sure everyone is driving safe.