Memorial Day weekend journey to be 2nd busiest in 20 years, AAA says

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Individuals planning a street journey this Memorial Day weekend could need to head out of city as early as Friday. AAA says Saturday between 1 p.m. and three p.m. would be the worst time to journey within the Bay Space.

They’re additionally predicting this lengthy weekend to be the second busiest journey weekend in virtually 20 years.

Fuel costs could also be up within the Bay Space, however in accordance with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, native fuel costs have truly dropped from their peak in April. The typical value of fuel within the Bay Space is simply over $4.

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AAA says fuel costs are literally about the identical as they have been this time final yr. They are saying shopper spending stays robust, with households spending a lot of their disposable incomes on journey. However even with the latest drop in pricing, fuel continues to be too costly for a lot of to even think about a vacation street journey.

“Fuel costs are manner too excessive proper now. I am unable to afford it. I spend sufficient proper now simply touring forwards and backwards to work. I work (development) on the new Warriors stadium in San Francisco, and (the commute) takes lots out of my pocket proper now,” says Jemell Hayes, San Jose resident.

The additional visitors on Bay Space freeways will not simply be folks making an attempt to get out city. AAA expects San Francisco to be one of many prime 10 locations within the U.S. to be visited this weekend.

Earlier than you head out, test drive instances and visitors maps.

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