AAA Predicts Busy Year For Holiday Travel

Nov 25, 2019

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AAA is predicting about 55 million people nationwide will travel 50 miles or more during the Thanksgiving holiday.  AAA said that would be the largest group of travelers since a record-setting 56 million in 2005.

While gas prices have fluctuated this fall AAA of the Bluegrass Spokeswoman Lori Weaver Hawkins said the average price this Thanksgiving week is expected to hover around $2.56 a gallon.

With the vast majority making trips in cars, Weaver Hawkins noted it’s important to eliminate distractions, including plugging in GPS information.  “Get your route all input before you even start down the road and when you get texts and phone calls, have passengers help you with those.  If you are traveling alone, let it wait,” said Weaver Hawkins.

Weaver Hawkins said AAA road assistance workers anticipate responding to well over a thousand calls Wednesday through next Sunday.  “Over the Thanksgiving period, just here in the Bluegrass region we expect to answer about 1,400 to 1,500 calls for assistance from stranded motorists and typically about a third of those will be battery related,” explained Weaver Hawkins.

The AAA representative added battery-testing can help avoid a break down during a trip.

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