Millions of drivers to travel Thanksgiving weekend

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) – About two million holiday travelers in North and South Carolina are expected to travel hit the road this Thanksgiving weekend, AAA said.

That is a two-percent increase over last year, according to Jeremy Likins, branch manager of AAA on North Pleasantburg in Greenville.

The slight spike in road travel is attributed to a stronger economy and low gas prices. Currently, a gallon of unleaded is $1.99, down from the national average of $2.14.

AAA is urging drivers to exercise caution on the roads by not speeding or texting. 31 people died on Carolina highways during the 2015 Thanksgiving weekend.

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