Hitting the road a Thanksgiving tradition

Hitting the road a Thanksgiving tradition

The Thanksgiving holiday, as we all know, is always a huge travel time for the entire country. Reibling said. And if you are planning on driving to your holiday destination this year you will be one of almost 45 million expected to hit the roadways.

In Denver, the unique search term is, "car stereo store".

It also has some of the highest rates of DUI arrests of the year. So as you travel throughout SC, you may spot more troopers on the road making sure people are staying safe.

On the eve of the holiday travel season, the price of unleaded gasoline in the metro Augusta area averaged $2.28 per gallon - roughly 18 cents per gallon more than motorists this time previous year, according to AAA data.

"During the holiday season, millions of people will travel across the Commonwealth to be with loved ones, and we are making it a priority to keep the roads safe", Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said. AAA said more Texans will be traveling by vehicle this year than last, and four percent more will be traveling by plane.

Brentley Lothamer, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service's IN office near Syracuse, said weather patterns this week and into the weekend will be stable.

More than 2.2 million New Englanders will journey 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving weekend, a 3.5 percent increase over past year, which would be the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, according to AAA.


This Thanksgiving weekend will see the highest travel volume in more than decade, according to AAA - The Auto Club Group. Currently, the national average for a gallon of regular gas is $2.5, up from $2.13 a year ago as of today, according to AAA.

Millions of Americans are headed out of town, and some routes are expected to take three times longer than usual.

"Overall, we've seen an increase in travel this year, so we're anticipating an increase in travel for the holidays, too", she said. AAA estimates the worst time to travel in and around Detroit will be Tuesday, from 3 p.m.to 5:30 p.m.

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority said passenger volumes are up slightly in both October and year-to-date categories. Flights will be full, but fewer flights will be offered than in July and August - the airport's busiest travel times.

Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, which operates the Downeaster, is projecting near-capacity travel on all trains over the holiday week, Executive Director Patricia Quinn said. Quinn is expecting heavy traffic throughout the five-day holiday. AAA spokesperson Mark Jenkins warns drivers, "dead batteries tend to come when people are leaving their lights on or they're keeping their cell phones plugged in, and it just drains out the battery".

With so many vehicles on the road, AAA's Roadside Assistance team expects to help about 1,500 motorists-and that's just in Kansas.

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