What is Chuseok?

Chuseok, also known as Korean Thanksgiving Day, is an important holiday celebrated on the ninth month of the lunar calendar this year. On the days before and after Chuseok Koreans return to their ancestral hometowns to pay respects and celebrate with family. The travel causes one of the biggest traffic jams of the year as people often take the roads to reach the areas outside of Seoul.

Safety Hazards and Concerns:

- Understand the elevated risk of traffic hazards during this time period, major intersections/highways will be extremely congested.
- Monitor the road conditions and if travelling outside of Seoul be prepared to be stopped in traffic for LONG periods of time.
- When making travel arrangements, plan ahead and conduct Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) prior to departure.
- Keep an Emergency Kit in your vehicle.
- Look for alternative methods of travel such as Public Transportation (Train, Subway or Bus).
- Minimize all tactical vehicle movement during the holiday period.

For more information contact the 8A Command Safety Office at DSN 755-1281