May 28, 2010 8:58 AM
People who are moving and relocating over the weekend in order to take advantage of the long weekend for unpacking should plan for long travel times on congested roads. A recent survey done by AAA shows that 32.1 million Americans plan to be on the road this weekend -- if accurate, AAA’s figures mean that about 5.4 percent more people will be traveling over Memorial Day weekend this year than did last year. If gas prices continue to drop, though, AAA’s estimates may prove low.
“Travel decisions are made at the last minute more than in the past,” AAA Carolinas president and CEO David Parsons said in The Lexington Dispatch yesterday afternoon. “With gas prices dropping daily, abundant hotel weekend deals and warm weather, staycations are losing their appeal.” [More]