SYLACAUGA, Ala. – As you pack your bags, load the cars and get ready to hit the road for the holidays, keep in mind that the traffic is expected to be worse than it ever has.

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), they project that there will be 115.6 million travelers between Dec. 21 and Jan. 1.

AAA says that this year will be record breaking in terms of motorists on the road. This year will see a rise of 3.9 percent, which is four million more drivers than in 2018.

“This marks the eighth straight year of record-breaking travel for the year-end holidays,” said Robert Sinclair Jr., the manager of media relations for AAA Northeast.

According to AAA, people will see the busiest roads the day after Christmas with everyone traveling home. It also doesn’t help that gas is 17 more cents per gallon than last year.



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