Organized Chaos: AAA Expects Record Breaking Year in Holiday Travel

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NORTH TEXAS-This holiday forecast is enough to make you feel a little hot under the collar, and we're not talking about the unusually warm winter weather.

If you plan to get away this week, you're not alone. AAA expects a record breaking 100 million people will travel more than 50 miles from home.

What's more, a little over eight million will travel in the lone star state alone!

"Make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before a long road trip, make sure your vehicle is in good working order and make sure you allow plenty of time to get to your destination," says Doug Shupe, AAA Texas Spokesperson.

At least it won't cost as much to fill your tank. The national average for a gallon of gas remains below two dollars.

Not bad considering more than 90 percent of travelers will hit the open road to grandma's house.

More drivers could lead to more danger, so remember, safety first.

"Never get behind the wheel if you have had any amount of alcohol regardless of how little you have had to drink or how little you have to drive," said Shupe.

Last holiday, TX DOT reported 35 deaths from drinking and driving.

Well if flying is more your speed, you might want to brace yourself for long lines at the airport, too. AAA expects 5.8 million Americans to reach their destination by air.

The average cost of a round-trip flight is $174, that's six percent lower than last year.

Whether you drive or fly, we wish you safe travels.

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