According to The Washington Times, more Americans are expected to travel over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend than in recent years. Officials are expecting Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Sunday afterward to be the heaviest traveled. Typically, families get more time off during this holiday and are more likely to visit friends and family members. And the Sun-Sentinel is reporting that Fort Lauderdale is among one of the most popular destinations for Thanksgiving travel.
“For the last few years, travel has been making a comeback at Thanksgiving, yet it’s still not fully recovered to what is used to be,” said AAA spokesman John Townsend.
Our Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyers understand that car trips account for roughly 90 percent of all travel during the holiday in 2012. In that, close to 40 million people drove an average of 588 miles away from home to their holiday destination. Those numbers are expected to increase this year as we recover from the recession and as car travel continues to be the most affordable way to get around for most families.