Holiday travel highest in five years
BATON ROUGE - Highways and streets are clogged on the busiest travel day of the year and much of that traffic is caused by the drop in price at the pump.
AAA predicts more than 40 million people will get behind the wheel this holiday season, the highest number in seven years.
But before you take off toward your Thanksgiving feast, it's important to ensure your wheels are ready to roll.
Mechanics say check your air pressure, get an oil change, and have your car inspected because, without proper auto care, traffic will be the least of your concerns.
"You could get in a wreck, run off the side of the road, get stranded," said Justin Alford, owner Benny's Car Wash. "We want you to get there safely, get home safely, have a good Thanksgiving."
90 percent of holiday travelers are getting to their thanksgiving destination by car. Travel experts advise holiday travelers to leave as early as possible in the face of potential delays.