Although many travelers are already at their destination for the holidays, the roads are still expected to be a little busy this weekend for last minute travelers. Tom Crosby with AAA Carolinas says we should expect more motorists on the roads, than in the sky.
I think that air travel has become such a hassle for people and there are so many infringements on their person and personal liberties that if they are not going a tremendously far distance, if they are going like three to four hundred miles, I think they are choosing to drive rather than fly.
And, as for the price of gas, the national average is about $3.01 a gallon. Crosby says South Carolina is below that average–for now.
The average is $2.84 a gallon, and Charleston is a little higher at $2.87 a gallon. So, I don’t know if we’ll hit it by New Year’s, but there’s a good chance we’ll hit it by the middle of January.
Crosby says South Carolina is about the third or fourth for cheapest gas prices in the nation.