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11:36 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Travelers Should Prepare For Heavy Traffic This Holiday Weekend

Travelers should prepare for heavy traffic during the final holiday of the summer.  It’s expected to be the highest number of Labor Day travelers since the recession began.

Triple A expects there to be an increase in the number of people traveling this Labor Day weekend.
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AAA is projecting some 34 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over Labor Day weekend. That’s an increase of 4.2 percent compared with last year.

About 85% percent of travelers will be taking the family car.

AAA believes gas prices won’t be a major impediment; they’ve been trending down this month compared to August of last year.

The travel organization is attributing the anticipated rise in travel to the mild, but increasingly positive economic outlook.

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