AAA Details Upcoming Holiday Travel Spike
Nationwide Travel Projections - AAA
Sonora, CA — Today is anticipated to be one of the heaviest travel days of the year.
AAA projects that 15 million Californians will pack their bags and take a trip over 50 miles between today and January 2, which would be 3.7-percent increase from 2021.
Brian Ng, of AAA Northern California, adds, “With Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on a Sunday, heavier traffic can be expected through the end of the year.”
AAA says people can anticipate 25-percent longer travel times, than average, during this period.
The Friday before Christmas (today) and December 27-28 are predicted to be the busiest days both on the roads and in airports.
Gas prices have fallen in the months leading up to the holiday. Locally, they range from $3.69 to $4.49, according to the myMotherLode.com gas price section.