A lot of people in the Lowcountry plan to travel this Memorial Day weekend, and they'll be joined by plenty of their fellow SC residents.
"Half our guests come from the local area".
Oklahomans are paying an average of $2.66 per gallon at the pump, up 56 cents from Memorial Day previous year.
Almost 37 million people are expected to travel on the road this holiday, which is the highest number since 2005.
The national average, by comparison, reached $2.96 a gallon Wednesday, its highest point since November, 2014, according to GasBuddy, which credited the rise to "a recent rally in oil prices". That's about an increase of a penny since last week, but still well below the record price of $4.70 set in October 2012.
"Gas is a little more but the economy is doing great".
Quick acceleration, braking and speeding can cut gas mileage by 10% to 40% in stop-and-go traffic, according to FuelEconomy.gov.
Jeanette Casselano from AAA says that the top destinations look a little different this year.
"We really focus on and pull from those ZIP codes", she said.
Drivers will also be paying some of the highest fuel prices in years.
"It's not that much of an impact", he said.
Drivers should keep a lookout while driving and make a mental note where gasoline stations tend to have cheaper prices, Sinclair said. "Otherwise, do know that you may be in traffic for longer periods than you expected, just because of the congestion and the number of people getting out, leaving work and leaving for vacation".
"It's my first time going to this festival, but it was highly recommended", Evans said as he was waiting for a repairman at the Allentown Service Plaza.
Registry of Motor Vehicles offices are closed for the designated state holiday of Memorial Day on Monday.
Interstate 24 traffic through Chattanooga can be a. Roughly 70 percent of people killed in crashes in CHP jurisdiction during the 2016 and 2017 Memorial Day holidays were not wearing seatbelts, officers said.
For the entire upcoming season, however, the Gasbuddy site predicted a substantial decline in summer road trips that its survey respondents blamed on pricier gasoline.
The California Highway Patrol and other agencies will be out in force, in part for the two-week nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign that began Monday and lasts through June 3.