37 Million People Expected to Hit the Road This Memorial Day

By Kurt Stolz on 11 May 2021
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If you are heading out on the road or by air to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, you most certainly won’t be alone. Some 37 million Americans will hit the road according to figures released by the Automobile Association of America.

While the figure is 60% greater than the number of people who traveled last year, it is nonetheless six million fewer than pre-pandemic levels. Only 23 million people last year traveled more than 50 miles from home for the holiday weekend.

Most of the Memorial Day sojourners – 34 million – will drive.

The increase comes as more and more Americans are getting vaccinated against the coronavirus and taking advantage of the lack of

Once en route, drivers will find higher fuel prices at the pump, in part thanks to the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.

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