Memorial Day Travel Expected to Reach Highest Level Since 2005

As car dealers in Indianapolis, IN, we can tell you that the roadways get pretty crowded around here whenever there’s a long holiday weekend and Memorial Day weekend is no exception. According to AAA, this Memorial Day weekend will be the busiest one in more than a decade as far as traveling goes.

AAA anticipates that 39.3 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles away from their homes during the upcoming holiday weekend. If the automotive authority’s estimate is accurate, it would mean one million more people will travel over the Memorial Day weekend compared to last year.

“The expected spike in Memorial Day travel mirrors the positive growth seen throughout the travel industry this year,” said Bill Sutherland, AAA senior vice president, Travel and Publishing. “Higher confidence has led to more consumer spending, and many Americans are choosing to allocate their extra money on travel this Memorial Day.”

While some travelers will reach their holiday destinations by air, railway, or water, the vast majority will arrive by car. Even though motorists in the United States will pay the highest Memorial Day gas prices since 2015, approximately 88.1 percent of the people who’ll travel over Memorial Day weekend will take to the road. Compared to 2016, 2.4 percent more motorists will be on the road this Memorial Day weekend, with 34.6 million motorists planning to drive to their destinations.

As your local Indianapolis, IN car dealers, we encourage you to stay safe on the roads when you head out for Memorial Day weekend by bringing your vehicle into one of the locations in our automotive family. Our factory-trained technicians will make sure your automobile is ready for the rigors of the road so you’ll have peace of mind behind the wheel. Contact Tom Wood Automotive Group to find the Tom Wood service center that’s closest to your location now.

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