A 3% Increase in Traffic Expected This Labor Day Weekend

Aug 30, 2013

Credit Don Rush

AAA Mid-Atlantic expects 678-thousand Maryland travelors this Labor Day weekend.

That's a 3% increase over last year.

Spokesperson Christine Delise says, "The heaviest congestion is expected to be the Friday before the Labor Day holiday.' She adds that, "Not surprisingly Monday will be a very heavy traffic day as travelors head back home to school and work on Tuesday."

Gasoline prices have also been declining in recent months with the average cost for a gallon of gas in Maryland averaging $3.54.  Delise notes that 42 cents less than last month and two cent less than last week. 

She adds, "W do not anticipate gas prices having any kind of on travel this year. Prices have been trending downward since the summer peak of late July."

AAA Mid-Atlantic advises motorists to check the fluids in their cars and the air in the tires taking a break from driving every two hours on long trips.