Wed., November 17, 2010 1:14pm (EST)

Survey Says: More Thanksgiving Car Travel
By Edgar Treiguts
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
11 percent more Georgians over last year are expected to travel by car during the Thanksgiving holiday. (photo courtesy Rene Schwietzke)
11 percent more Georgians over last year are expected to travel by car during the Thanksgiving holiday. (photo courtesy Rene Schwietzke)
Georgia’s roads may seem a little more crowded this Thanksgiving holiday over last. A recent survey by AAA shows more residents are set to jump into the car next week.

AAA Auto Club South says there will be a rise in Thanksgiving weekend travel of Georgians for the first time in three years. And it’s expected to be 11 percent higher than last year, about equal to the national projection.

Jim Bruhn with AAA says their survey showed people itching to travel.

“...possibly due to economic situations or the high unemployment. The survey we did, the folks were indicating that we’re going to take that trip we haven’t gone to where we normally like to go to for Thanksgiving, so we’re going to go ahead this year.”

And Bruhn says there will be more car travel despite higher average gas prices of about 27 cents over a year ago in Georgia.

Bruhn says traditionally, there’s more car travel over Thanksgiving than the Christmas/New Year’s period.