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Indiana Thanksgiving Travel Expected to Increase

Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak

on November 22, 2016


traffic jam on highwayIndiana and the nation as a whole should see a significant increase in Thanksgiving travelers compared to last year.

Indiana’s AAA Hoosier Motor Club projects an increase from 1.07 million travelers to 1.09 million travelers this Thanksgiving. Most will be driving, but there is also expected to be a 2.3 percent increase in travel by air from Indiana compared to 2015.

Nationally, AAA projects approximately 48.7 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home for the holiday. That is the largest number of Thanksgiving travelers since 2007 and a 1.9 percent increase compared to 2015.

AAA believes the improved economy, decreased gas prices, rising wages and an increase in consumer spending all play a role in increased travel. In fact, AAA predicts the second-lowest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2008.

Tips to Avoid Car Trouble This Thanksgiving

AAA expects to provide assistance to 370,000 drivers over Thanksgiving, primarily for dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts.

In order to avoid these issues, AAA is advising drivers to thoroughly inspect their vehicles for potential problems before hitting the road. Test your battery before you leave and be sure your tires have plenty of tread.

You could also take your car to a repair shop for a simple inspection to identify potential problems before they leave you stranded during your trip.

With more people on the road this Thanksgiving, there is a higher risk of an accident. If you or a loved one suffers an injury in a car accident this holiday season, contact the car accident lawyers at Pfeifer, Morgan & Stesiak to discuss your legal options.

Our South Bend personal injury attorneys offer a free, no obligation legal consultation and do not charge legal fees unless we are able to obtain fair compensation.

Contact us today at (844) 678-1800 or live chat with a representative.

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