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AAA Reports More Travelers This Labor Day Than Last Year

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The roads are not likely to be as full as Memorial Day and the July 4th weekend, but a Triple "A" Wisconsin spokesperson says there will be plenty of motorists this weekend. Nick Jarmusz previews this Labor Day's traffic...

"Based on what we saw most of this summer, we do anticipate that this Labor Day is going to be probably a bit busier than the past few years...all the indicators that we use to gauge how many people will be traveling are still going in the same direction as they were earlier this summer...."

While AAA routinely estimates the number of travelers, this Labor Day they didn't formally put a number out, only to say it looks like more people will be traveling. Jarmusz says gas prices typically aren't the deciding factor whether people drive or not, but they are a bit lower this weekend...

"..We're looking at gas prices for northern Wisconsin that are about 20 cents per gallon below where they were for Labor Day last year. That certainly will make it easier for people to travel and allow them to expand their travel plans. Certainly an upgrade from what we saw earlier this year..."

Jarmusz says safety is a key to a good holiday weekend, which includes slowing down especially in work zones and keeping distractions to a minimum.

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