How to travel on Memorial Day (without losing your mind)

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Published on May 24, 2019 - Duration: 01:20s

How to travel on Memorial Day (without losing your mind)

Last year, more Ohioans hit the highways for Memorial Day weekend than any other year over the last decade and a half.

This year, officials are anticipating even more.

AAA predicts nearly 1.7 million Ohio residents will travel for the upcoming holiday weekend, an increase of more than 3%.

Of those Ohioans traveling, 1.5 million — or roughly 90% — will do so by car.

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How to travel on Memorial Day (without losing your mind)

NEARLY TWO MILLION.THAT'S HOWMANY PEOPLE IN OHIO OFFICIALSEXPECT TO TRAVEL THIS MEMORIALDAY WEEKEND.THOUSANDS HAVEALREADY STARTED THEIR TRIPS,BUT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHOHAVEN'T YET -- NINE ON YOURSIDE'S PAT LAFLEUR SPOKE WITHTRIPLE-A TO HELP MAKE YOURHOLIDAY DRIVE A LITTLE BITEASIER.MORE OHIOANS WILL HIT THEROADS THIS MEMORIAL DAYWEEKEND THAN ANY OTHER OVERTHE LAST FIFTEEN YEARS.THATHAS TRIPLE-A OFFERING DRIVERSTHESE TIPS.TIPS.We're expecting nearly 1.7million Ohioans to travel.

Ofthat number, 1.5 will travelby car.car.JENIFER MOORE WITHTRIPLE-A SAID ASTRENGTHENING ECONOMY MEANSMORE PEOPLE ARE DECIDING TOTRAVEL FOR THE MEMORIAL DAYHOLIDAY THIS YEAR.BUT THE RISEIN PEOPLE TRAVELING ALSO WILLMEAN MORE ROADSIDE CALLS FORHELP -- SOME SIX THOUSAND INTHE TRI-STATE AREA, MOORE PREDICPREDICTS.Some of the most commonissues that we have are deadbatteries, flat tires, andtows that are required becauseof more serious mechanicalissues in the vehicle.vehicle.MOORE SUGGESTS DRIVERSBE PROACTIVE AND CHECK THEIRCAR'S BATTERIES, TIRES ANDFLUIDS NOW, BEFORE TRAVELING.AND OF COURSE...COURSE...Put down that phone.Distracted driving is very,very high right now, and wewant to eliminate any type offatality or injury that mightresult from driving while distradistracted.MOORE SAID GASPRICES ARE A LITTLE HIGHERTHAN THEY WERE EARLIER THISYEAR, BUT LOWER THAN THEY WERELAST MEMORIAL DAY.REPORTINGFROM NORWOOD, PAT LAFLEUR,NINE

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