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Spring break means busy highways, airports

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COLBERT, Okla. -- Spring break is winding down for Texas students, but it's about to kick off for school-age children across Oklahoma, and the roads are getting a little crowded.

A survey by TripAdvisor says 50 percent of those questioned planned to travel for spring break, up 7 percent from last year. Of those, 30 percent are hitting the beach.

But Choctaw Welcome Center spokesman Steve Vannier wants to remind motorists to follow the rules of the road and stay safe.

"Do the speed limit; buckle up; make sure your children are buckled up; no drinking and driving; be safe, and watch for others," he advised.

If you're flying instead of driving, expect crowds at the airport. The Transportation Security Administration expects 107 million passengers to be screened nationwide between March 14 and April 28. That figure is up 3 percent from last year.

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