Record-setting travel expected for holidays

Record-setting travel expected for holidays

In 2015, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for one-third of all traffic incidents that year. Car battery-related issues, lockouts and flat tires will be the leading issues. AAA Carolinas forecasts approximately 3.1 million North Carolinians and 1.4 South Carolinians will travel by automobiles, planes, trains and other modes of transportation. American Airlines and its pilots have worked out a deal to staff cockpits in late December after a scheduling snafu threatened to cancel thousands of flights. "The strong economy and growing consumer confidence has fueled holiday travel all year long".

This holiday travel season is projected to be one of the busiest on record.

As a record 97.4 million drivers ready to hit the road for the holidays, there's bound to be increased stress and aggression behind the wheel. You will be glad you have these items should your luggage get misplaced or a flight is delayed. There is an estimated 4.1 percent year-over-year increase in Americans flying this holiday season, according to AAA.

"They always receive disproportionate anger from people nearby, and it can really brighten someone's day just to be nice to them", McCulley explained.

Experts say, people who get a smart bag for Christmas and plan to travel home, should check to see if it can be brought aboard.

Holiday travel doesn't need to be during the holidays, per se.

AAA Top Parking Lot Tips: With Christmas falling on a Monday, expect parking lots at malls and grocery stores to be jam packed this weekend (and next week for returns!). AAA reports that this year's national average gas price from December 1 through 13 is $2.47, 28 cents more when compared to the previous year. Its suggested that drivers quote any excess mileage charges and obtain agreement for payment prior to providing the tow.

"Going to head down to Florida tomorrow morning". When everyone else is scurrying to a line to rebook their flights at the airport, your agent will just be a phone call away. Cars were randomly stopped and searched at the RFK Bridge heading into Manhattan. That's up 2 percent from last year. BARTA: There will be normal service on Christmas Eve, but buses will not be running on Christmas Day.

The goal is to keep roads safe by eliminating drunk drivers.


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