AAA: Holiday Weekend Update
November 27, 2019—This week, more than 55 million Americans plan to travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving. Unfortunately, thousands of them will face car trouble along the way, reports the Osceola News-Gazette.
Nationwide, AAA will receive more than 368,000 calls for roadside assistance this Thanksgiving. The three most common calls will be from drivers with flat tires, dead batteries and/or lockouts.
This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000; second only to 2005. Compared to last year, 1.6 million more Americans will travel for this year’s holiday.
The vast majority of holiday travelers will drive to their destinations. Wednesday afternoon is forecast to be the worst travel period nationally, with trips taking as much at four times longer than normal in major metros.