AAA announced their prediction that 2.2 million New Jersey residents will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday travel season in a news release yesterday. The company suspects more than 91% of the estimated 2.2 million will travel by automobile and about 6% will travel by airplane. If AAA is correct in their predictions for the nation, this will result in the second highest year-end holiday travel volume in ten years. New York and Pennsylvania are also predicted to have an increase in travel during the holiday season, defined as December 23rd to January 2nd.
If you are planning to travel during the holidays, take the time to pack early and leave early. Delays from accidents as well as construction should be expected. Most importantly, remember that New Jersey does not allow drivers to talk, unless using a hands free device, or text on their cell phone while driving.
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