AAA Estimates that 36 Million Americans will Travel for Memorial Day Weekend

The American Auto Association, AAA, is projecting that 36.1 million Americans will be traveling for Memorial Day weekend. The travelers are expected to journey at least 50 miles from home.

The number of travelers this year is 1.5 percent higher than the number of Americans who traveled on Memorial Day weekend last year, additionally it is also the second highest number of travelers since 2000.

The majority of trekkers, about 80 percent, may travel to their destination by car while another 2.4 percent will be traveling by air. The rest of the Memorial Day travelers will be going on a cruise or going somewhere by bus or train. If you have not yet booked your flight, you can expect to find higher prices for airfare, car rentals and hotel rooms.

Drivers, however, can relax a bit as average gas prices are expected to be much lower due to higher supplies this year.

In 2013, May was the most dangerous month for Tennessee drivers and more than 15,000 car accidents were reported that year. The Knoxville car accident attorneys at Greg Coleman Law would like to remind travelers to drive safely this holiday weekend.