Thanksgiving weekend is going to be full of lots of food, family, and travel. The Wichita Falls Police Department has a few tips to make sure you and your family are safe this holiday weekend. Here's the press release from the WFPD:

The Wichita Falls Police Department would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and to remind everyone of a few safety tips to help make this time more enjoyable.

If you are traveling:

Please give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.
Do not drive tired. If you become drowsy, find a safe place to stop and take a break.
Always, wear your safety belt.
Be prepared to slow down. The road conditions can quickly change due to weather or traffic congestion.

If you are shopping:

Always, be mindful of your surroundings.
Lock your car; Take your keys; Hide your belongings.
If you are shopping at night, try to park in well-lighted areas.
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
Keep a record of all your credit card numbers and contact your credit card company immediately if one is stolen.

At home:

If you are going to be gone for an extended period of time have a neighbor collect your mail.
Have various inside lights on multiple timers.
Ensure that all your doors and windows are locked and secured.
If someone knocks at your door that you do not know you Do Not have to answer it.

These are just a few simple crime prevention techniques that can help ensure that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.