AAA predicts decrease in Labor Day holiday travel

TULSA - With the holiday weekend just about here, many people in Green Country are getting ready to head out of town, but AAA Oklahoma says more Oklahomans than in past Labor Day weekends will be staying right where they are.

AAA predicts the number of people who will hit the roads or take to the skies this weekend will be down about 2.5% compared to last year.

That's largely because of rising gas prices.

Nationwide, a gallon of gas is expected to cost about $1 a gallon more than last year.

In Oklahoma the average price is now about $3.55.

In all, more than 370,000 Oklahomans will be leaving home this weekend.

If you plan to hit the road, AAA Oklahoma Spokesman Danial Karnes has some advice to make your trip easier and less expensive.
"Plan your trip. Make sure of where you're going so you know those construction sites. You know what weather you're traveling into and prepare for that," said Karnes.

AAA has a tool to help you figure out how much you'll have to spend in gas. They have a fuel cost calculator on their website.

All you have to do is put in what type of car you're driving and where you're going.

It will calculate how much you'll have to spend on gas.

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