AAA Predicts Record Number of Travelers for Memorial Day Weekend

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, FL --May 25, 2012--

For many the holiday weekend has already started and AAA says it is going to be a busy one. It says more than 30 million drivers will travel 50 miles or more this weekend. This is the largest number of memorial travelers AAA has seen since 2008. The reason is lower gas prices.

"What we've been seeing here each week is been anywhere from a 3 to 7 cent decrease all over the state of Florida . That is a 34 cent drop from this same time last year when gasoline prices started to slowly go up so that is a significant savings to the motorist," says Brenda Smith, AAA spokeswoman.

AAA counts the holiday weekend as Friday through midnight on Monday. It says Friday 5-25-12 is the busiest travel day of the weekend.

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