Record number of travelers expected over holiday

Christmas and New Year’s Day both create three-day weekends this year, which is why AAA says many people have decided to drive.

Christmas and New Year's Day both create three-day weekends this year, which is why AAA says many people have decided to drive.

Christmas and New Year's Day both create three-day weekends this year, which is why AAA says many people have decided to drive. (12/24/15)

FRANKLIN SQUARE - According to AAA, a record number of travelers are expected to head out to their holiday destinations. A total of 90 percent of those people will be on the roads.

Christmas and New Year’s Day both create three-day weekends this year, which is why AAA says many people have decided to drive.

If you're driving to your destination, officials say the prices at the pump are in your favor.

The average price for a gallon of regular on Long Island is $2.26, according to AAA. On Christmas Eve last year, prices were 57 cents more.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A Queens man died Friday after a car 1 Driver strikes, kills pedestrian in Carle Place
In 2015, one in four drug overdoses were 2 CDC: 1 in 4 fatal drug overdoses linked to heroin in 2015
Police say they have arrested Jonnathan Santos, 20, 3 Police: Man arrested following fatal crash in LIE in Syosset
Reporters line up in hopes of attending a 4 White House bars major news outlets from informal briefing
According to police, the car crashed into a 5 Police respond to car into building in North Bellmore

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The agency says it's the first time it AAA: 100M Americans expected to travel for holidays

According to AAA, more than 100 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more between

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE