Memorial Day weekend could be busiest for travel in 12 years

Des Moines, Iowa – This weekend’s holiday marks the -unofficial- start of summer and the -official- start of summer vacation season. Gail Weinholzer at Triple-A-Iowa, predicts it’ll be the busiest Memorial Day for travel in more than a decade.

The boost in travel numbers can be attributed to several things.

Before taking off on a three-day weekend road trip, she suggests spending a little time on car care.

A rise in the number of travelers on the highways means a rise in the risks for having a fender bender, or worse.

Gas prices in Iowa are averaging $2.25 a gallon, that’s up four cents from a year ago and is a dime below the national average.

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