Thursday, May 26, 2016

Time to Hit the Road

Are you hitting the road this Memorial Day weekend? Get ready to run into some traffic, as more than 38 million Americans will be traveling over the holiday weekend, according to a survey by AAA Travel. That includes nearly 1 million people right here in New Jersey.

More than 960,000 New Jersey residents are expected to travel more than 50 miles this weekend. That's the highest travel volume for the holiday in a decade, since 965,000 residents hit the road in 2006. It’s also a 1.7 percent increase from the 944,000 travelers last Memorial Day weekend.

Low gas prices are one thing spurring all that travel. This year’s gas prices are the lowest since 2005, when a gallon cost an average of $2.04 in New Jersey and $2.10 nationally. AAA estimates Americans have saved $18 billion on gas so far this year compared with the same period in 2015.

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