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By: Ashley Lambert

CIAA Week is upon us,and being safe while traveling is very important.

When getting around, it's best to stay away and out of uptown traffic.2017 ciaatrn logo

You can either take the LYNX light rail, a Gold Rush trolley, or a streetcar. Doing this will help avoid parking fees that will more than likely start off at twenty dollars. If you must drive, make sure you use your GPS to help you travel the quickest routes to get to where you'd like to be.

Secondly, if taking a train isn't an option, Uber and Lyft services are always available as well.

One major thing to avoid: Do not wait until the last minute to get to your destination! Plan to arrive an hour to two early, if you can. Make sure you plan accordingly for unpredictable weather, as it has a huge impact on traffic patterns.

The worst days to travel are Friday and Saturday, because it's the end of the week, which means more festivities to get into.

If you are traveling on I-77, I-85, I-277, or I-485, travel cautiously. Do not text and drive, and anticipate frequent stops due to traffic.

Lastly, be sure to have fun once you reach your destination!

Ashley Lambert is a sophomore Journalism and Mass Communications major at N.C. A&T State University.

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