Holiday travel has begun! Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year as families head to loved ones home for the holiday season.
According to the American Automobile Association, an estimated 48 million travelers will take a trip of 50 miles or more over the holiday weekend (Wednesday, November 23 to Sunday, November 27).
Travelers will arrive to their Thanksgiving destinations by train, plane or automobile.
• Auto 89.4%
• Air 7.6%
• Other (cruise, train, bus, etc) 3%
If you plan on driving, be sure to head out early when leaving and returning to your destination!
Regardless of the mode of travel, efficiently planning the timing of your trip will allow you to navigate airports, feel less hectic on roadways and avoid unnecessary distractions.
Although, the holidays are a cheerful time of year, safety should still be at the top of mind when traveling. Remember to get plenty of rest and following safety regulations (seat belts, speed limits, etc.) while driving.
Indulge in food, but remain mindful of alcohol consumption.