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AAA: From road trips to air travel (and all in between), it’s going to be a busy holiday weekend; be careful

Travel is a top priority this Thanksgiving for many Americans, as a growing number are expected to kick off the holiday season with a road trip or air travel. “AAA estimates more than 55 million will travel— a 2.9 percent increase over 2018. Overall, an additional 1.6 million more people will travel compared to last year,” says Lori Weaver Hawkins, public and government affairs manager,...

Extension allows continued use of current state driver’s licenses for air travel until October 2020

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has determined the Commonwealth is fully compliant with REAL ID Act regulations following the pilot launch of new driver’s licenses, permits and IDs in Franklin and Woodford counties. This designation serves as the state’s last necessary extension, and allows Kentuckians to use their current...

U.S. Department of Transportation bans Samsung Galaxy Note7 from domestic air transportation

Air travelers that are still using the Samsung Galaxy Note7, should leave it at home if they plan to fly. The U.S. Department of Transportation has banned the device from air transportation in the United States until further notice. In a statement regarding the ban, the U.S. DOT indicates device owners have experienced documented incidents of dangerous evolution of heat with both recalled and replacement...