AAA predicts that automotive travel this Memorial Day holiday will be up 5.3% (33 million travelers) compared to last year’s holiday weekend, which would be the highest volume in 10 years.
Increasing gas prices are apparently not going to keep drivers home. The national average price of gas now stands at $2.66 per gallon—the highest average of the year. AAA pointed out that drivers are paying about four cents more per gallon than they were just one week ago and 27 cents more per gallon than one month ago. Still, the national average remains about $1 less than a year ago. In fact, gas prices are expected to be the cheapest they have been on a Memorial Day weekend in at least five years.
California continues to post the most expensive pump prices ($3.72), while South Carolina ($2.37) continues to boast the cheapest fuel, followed by Missouri ($2.39).