Traffic Expected this Weekend Despite Soaring Gas Prices

Traffic Expected this Weekend Despite Soaring Gas Prices

Despite skyrocketing gasoline prices, over 35 million Americans are expected to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend, abc7NY reported.

"Despite these record-high gasoline prices, we are expecting, based on what we're seeing for Memorial Day, that it's going to be a very robust travel period for summer. People just want to get out and go," said Andrew Gross, AAA Spokesman.

Gas prices, which averaged at $3 a gallon last year, now average at $4.60 a gallon.

"We just toughed it up. And, you know, whatever the gas price is, we unfortunately just have to pay for it. But, you know, we want to go visit our family so this is the cost that's involved," said Dan Johnson, a traveler.

In addition to increased gas prices, airfare is up 6%, care rentals are up 16%, and hotels are up 42%.

If you’re planning to hit the road this weekend despite the traffic that is expected, here are some gas saving tips:

-Keep tires rotated and inflated to ideal pressure.

-Glide into your stops.

-Drive at moderate speeds.

-Travel light.

Have a safe trip and economical!

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