Hitting the roads for the holidays
Posted: Nov 23, 2014 1:14 PM EST | Updated: Nov 23, 2014 1:38 PM EST
This week millions of Americans will cram on to our country's high ways on a mission to spend Thanksgiving with their friends and family.
Gasbuddy.com surveyed 81,000 Americans and of those Americans 62% will be traveling for Thanksgiving this year. About 92% of all travelers are expected to drive.
AAA says 43 million drivers will be on the road this holiday weekend. They say that's the highest number of drivers to hit the road this holiday weekend since 2007.
Gasbuddy.com says Americans are opting to drive rather than fly simply because prices are at a record low.
Nationwide gas prices are averaging around $2.82 a gallon. That's down 39 cents from last year's average. Here in Indiana gas prices are about $2.79 a gallon. South Bend in particular has gas prices that are down 51 cents from last year at an average of $2.78 per gallon.
There are also specific days that are the best days to get gas. Here in Indiana it's on a Monday. So if you are planning to gas up your vehicle for a holiday road trip, Monday is the magic day.