With the 4th of July falling on a Thursday, expected travel the next several days around Door County is expected heavier with the extra-long weekend. According to AAA, the number of drivers is expected to increase over four percent from last year. Door County Sheriff Department Lieutenant Bob Lauder says extra patience and planning is advised this weekend on the roads.
Lauder says distracted driving is a major concern. He suggests putting your phone down or give it to a passenger in the vehicle. The state patrol gives additional support to the Door County Sheriff’s Department during holiday weekends, according to Lauder.