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AAA: 31.2M drivers to take Memorial Day road trip

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It's going to be another busy Memorial Day weekend on the nation's highways.
 
During Thursday and Monday, 31.2 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more to a beach, campground or other getaway, according to car lobbying group AAA. That's a small increase from last year but still well short of the record 37.3 million people who drove during the holiday in 2005.

FOX13's Gas Tracker: http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/category/241356/gast-tracker
 
Gas will cost slightly more this year. The national average price for a gallon of gasoline has risen 7 cents in the past week to $3.66 and could increase over the weekend. Gas averaged $3.64 last Memorial Day. Still, the price isn't expected to reach the 2011 Memorial Day average of $3.79.
 
AAA estimates that another 2.3 million travelers will fly, down 8 percent from last year.

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