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Holiday Travel

Seat belt enforcement paying off for one area county

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video Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies across the state are targeting speeders and aggressive drivers this holiday. Officers are also focusing on increasing seat belt use during the busy holiday weekend and beyond. Full story...
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Fall in gas prices could spur Easter travel in NC

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AAA Carolinas thinks a 16-cent drop in gas prices and a forecast of pleasant weather could lead motorists to do some traveling during the Easter weekend. Full story...
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Holiday travel rush gets underway

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videoWe are just four days from Christmas. That means the holiday travel season is in full swing. The kids are out of school. Parents are off work. All that's left now is the long ride home for the holidays. AAA says whether it's by train, plane, or automobile more than 93 million Americans are heading home for the holidays. Full story...
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Travelers hit the road for Thanksgiving

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video Whether it’s by plane, train, or automobile, millions of Americans will be traveling this Thanksgiving making it the busiest travel weekend of the year. Full story...
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AAA: Thanksgiving travel should increase slightly

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The number of Americans hitting the road this Thanksgiving is expected to increase slightly from a year ago. But they'll take shorter trips to save on gas and other costs as household budgets remain tight. Full story...
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Holiday travel across Carolinas up from last year

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There should be more travelers on the road and in the skies across the Carolinas this weekend, despite rising gas prices and the threat of winter weather. Full story...
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AAA sees holiday travel rising 3.1%

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AAA says 92.3 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during that stretch. Full story...
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Driving home for the holidays

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video Rather than getting felt up at the airport, many travelers are choosing to fill up at the gas station. AAA says less than four percent of people are flying this year with an astounding 94 percent of people are driving. The main reason? Convenience. Full story...
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ILM gears up for holiday travel

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Airports will be bustling with Thanksgiving travelers this week and new security screenings which include pat-downs are grabbing the attention of travelers nationwide. Full story...
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Holiday travel creates increased risk of spreading H1N1

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videoHealth officials are concerned a third wave of the H1N1 virus will strike in January when people return from Christmas break. With so many people traveling across the country this holiday season, this pandemic will likely spread even more, just as the regular flu season hits. Full story...
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Checking out your car before you leave can save time in the long run

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videoAlmost 40 million people are expected to travel for Thanksgiving. Many of them will pile into their cars. Spending just a few minutes making sure your vehicle is road ready could have you giving thanks for a safe trip. Full story...
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Struggles aside, many traveling for Labor Day

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videoFor many families, Labor Day weekend marks the end of the summer season. For vacationers it's also the last chance to get away and AAA expects plenty of people to take advantage. Full story...
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Carolinians hitting the road for holiday weekend

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AAA Carolinas says it expects an increase in the number of travelers over the Memorial Day weekend in North Carolina and South Carolina despite a recent spike in gas prices. Full story...
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Lower gas prices mean more travelers this Easter

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With gas prices much lower this year than the last Easter holiday, law enforcement is expecting more drivers on the road. Full story...
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Are your travel plans affected by the economy or lower gas prices?

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videoGas prices are way down compared to just a few months ago, but analysts say that's not motivating some people to travel for the holidays. AAA said our weak economy will keep people closer to home and off the road. Full story...
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