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More People Will Be Driving Memorial Day Weekend

(Photo by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images)
(Photo by Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images)

As flying becomes more expensive, more people are looking at driving to destinations to have family fun and enjoy the long weekend Last year, only 30.3 million people drove during the holiday weekend.

Gasoline prices averaged $3.73 a gallon yesterday, compared with $3.96 a year ago.

AAA said that about 30.7 million people will drive to destinations 50 miles or more away from home between May 24th and 28th. That’s the start of the peak driving season in the United States.

The government expects that the summer gasoline prices will average $3.79 a gallon, 8 cents more than last year but lower than the “$4 danger zone”.

AAA also said that about 2.5 million people will board flights this holiday weekend, a 5.5 percent drop from last year.

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