AAA: Thanksgiving Weekend Travel Volume Highest In 12 Years

These Are The Worst Possible Times to Travel for Thanksgiving 2017

Here's some tips on how to avoid Thanksgiving traffic

The Attorney General's Office is also urging people to drive with caution during the holiday weekend.

Wednesday begins what AAA Michigan says will likely be the busiest holiday travel season in a decade. There's been an overall increase in traffic fatalities, even with last year's slight dip during Thanksgiving.

"This is actually the largest travel volume for Thanksgiving since 2005", said Ragina Averella, with AAA.

¯ Cheaper airfare: Consumers will pay the cheapest average airfare since 2013. If sitting in traffic day after day already eats away too much of your soul, leaving Wednesday at 3 a.m. and heading back home Friday at 4 a.m. will prevent further road rage.

Organized and ready to go. Traveling by car, train or plane is in the cards, courtesy of an uptick in personal income and steady wage growth. Temperatures will dip into the low 40s for Thanksgiving, a little cooler than normal but perfect for spending the day indoors with family and friends.

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One of the overlooked parts of a car is the battery. The National Safety Council estimates there will be nearly 500 deaths and more than 50,000 nonfatal injuries from vehicle collisions over the long holiday weekend.

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Leave plenty of time to make it to the airport and get through TSA checks.

"Automobile travel is expected to increase by 3 percent over last year's Thanksgiving week in Texas", said AAA spokesman Daniel Armbruster, speaking by phone. Rise in prices, however, shouldn't be a deterrent to travelers, thanks to the increase in wages and personal income. And travel by other means, such as trains, buses and cruises, will increase 1.1 percent to 1.5 million Thanksgiving travelers.

Traffic comes to a stand still on the northbound and the southbound lanes of the Interstate 405 freeway near Los Angeles International Airport. "U.S. 59 and I-45 as well".

"As gas prices stabilize, this spells good news for Thanksgiving travelers", said John Paul, senior manager for public affairs for AAA Northeast. Lastly, GasBuddy has a convenient online Trip Cost Calculator to estimate fuel costs based upon destination and make of vehicle. Yet not everybody will be on the road. By doing so, you're not only creating a more pleasant environment, you're also helping protect your health by managing your stress.

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