MARYLAND — Memorial Day weekend is slowly approaching, and Triple A officials want you to be safe before enjoying your festivities.

47 ABC spoke with Ragina Ali, public and government affairs manager for AAA Mid-Atlantic, who told us more than 730,000 Marylanders are expected to be on the roads heading to their destinations. Of these, the organization expects 7,000 members to require roadside assistance. Nationally, the organization also expects more than 388,000 members to require assistance.

She says most of the calls are for flat tires and dead batteries for this time of year. Ali says company road crews will be there to help motorists with any car issues. She shared some tips with 47 ABC:

“So we really encourage those motorists before they hit the roads this holiday weekend to make sure they have good tread, good tire depth, good tire pressure, to check their batteries,” Ali said.

AAA offers free vehicle inspections at its auto service centers, and statewide the organization has AAA-approved repair shops. She also says to make sure to obey speed limits throughout the holiday weekend, watch out for traffic and be a responsible driver. Ali tells 47 ABC that motorists should respect the slowdown, break the law. That is, when you see an emergency vehicle or tow truck slowing down and moving if possible.

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