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May 23, 2014 8:30 AM, EDT
Holiday Weekend Driving to Rise Slightly, AAA Says
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The number of Americans driving during Memorial Day weekend will rise slightly, according to AAA.

The number of automobile trips will increase by 1.3% to 31.8 million, according to the motorist group. About 88% of all travelers will drive to their destination, AAA said.

An estimated 36.1 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home, a 1.5% rise from last year, AAA said.

“The winter blues appear to have given Americans the travel bug and a case of cruise cabin fever as travel for the holiday is expected to hit a new post-recession high,” Brad Roeber, AAA Chicago regional president, said in a statement.

Total travel is expected to rise to the second-highest volume since 2000.