Snow can turn the world into a winter wonderland, which is great if you don't have to drive in it. But even though we all know its coming - it happens every year about this time - so many Cincinnati drivers seem completely unprepared for driving in snow or icy conditions. Here to share tips on how to survive the drive this winter and give us some information on holiday road travel is AAA Allied Group Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Jim Hanni.
If you're packed and ready to take a trip for the Fourth of July, you'll be in good company. AAA projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home for the holiday weekend. AAA Corporate Public Affairs Manager Cheryl Parker says that's a 1.9 percent increase from last year and a 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day travel period.
"The majority of travelers, as we've see in in the past, will be traveling by road--8 out of 10-- 34.8 million Americans traveling by automobile," says Parker. "This is the highest number of travelers since 2007."
If you're traveling for Memorial Day, you'll have a lot of company on the roads and in the air. AAA is estimating more than 1.34 million Ohioans plan to travel this weekend, a 0.6 percent increase from last year. The figure is 36.1 million across the country, a 1.5 percent increase and the highest number since the recession. Cheryl Parker with AAA in Cincinnati chalks it up to cabin fever.