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1st Gear: Labor Day Weekend Driving Will Suck Less Than Last Year
Economic fears apparently are influencing travel decisions. Overall, 31.5 million people expect to travel 50 miles or more from home, a 2.4% decrease from last year. The survey found that 87% of those who plan to travel will drive. "Concerns about the economy combined with increasing airfares have a slightly higher number of travelers driving to their holiday destinations this Labor Day," said John B. Townsend II, AAA spokesman. But, despite prices being almost a dollar more than last year at this time, if recent declines in gasoline prices continue through Labor Day, we could see an increase in the number of people making last-minute holiday weekend travel plans. If your plans include road travel over the holiday weekend, here's our list of some of the best ways for you to save money on gas this weekend.