Pennsylvania – Unfortunately, we’ll likely receive more traffic reports of crashes over the holiday weekend.
Police and PennDOT will be giving us the figures on how many people were on the roadways, how many were caught driving under the influence, the number of crashes, and how it all compares to last year.
We’ll keep you updated.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, and Americans are kicking off the season by traveling in near-record numbers.
AAA projected more than 41.5 million Americans to travel over Memorial Day weekend in 2018, nearly 5 percent more than last year and the most in more than a dozen years.
With nearly 2 million additional people taking to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation, INRIX, a global transportation analytics company, predicted that travel delays on major roads could be more than three times longer than normal. They’re still running numbers to see if their initial suspicions of a busy travel season ended up being true.
“Following a long winter, Americans are excited to kick off the summer travel season and have fun with family and friends,” said Jim Lehman, President of AAA East Central. “Although gas prices are on the rise, a strong economy will keep demand high for the holiday weekend.”
Click below to hear travel tips that you can use all summer long from Jim Garrity, AAA’s public and community relations manager.
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