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AAA estimates more travelers this holiday season

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

According to AAA, holiday travel will be up 1.4% more than last year.

Some things that possibly led to holiday traveling being up - 

  • Low gas prices – The average price for regular gas in the U.S is $2.
  • Great Weather – Even though there was severe weather recently, we still have well above average temperatures.
  • Better Economy – According to Commerce Department, more Americans are saving which led many to travel this holiday season.

An AAA spokesperson says 90% of the nation's travelers will be going by car and the company expects to rescue 900,000 people between now and the New Year.

Officials also suggest making sure as you travel, watch your speed on the highway as more state troopers and highway patrol will be on the lookout.

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