AAA Carolinas is projecting that nearly a half million South Carolinians will be on the roads this Memorial Day weekend.
Tiffany Wright of AAA Carolinas told South Carolina Radio Network that if you are going to be driving to holiday festivities put the mobile device down and be a disconnected driver. “We always want to stress this, just eliminate as many distractions behind the wheel,” said Wright.
All though gas prices are rising they are lower than last year at this time. “We expect even though gas prices are in fact a little bit on the rise, we do in fact predict that as we hit the summer driving season we will still be experiencing some of the lowest prices we’ve seen in a decade around this time,” Wright said.
The average price of a gallon of gas is $2.05 in South Carolina, 37 cents less than last year. According to a recent AAA survey, 55 percent of Americans say they are more likely to take a road trip this year due to lower gas prices.