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37 Million People to Travel Over the Holiday Weekend

If you're planning to hit the road this holiday weekend, you're not alone.

According to officials from AAA, Memorial Day weekend kicks off auto travel season across the nation.

They say that before you set out for your destination make sure to have your car checked to avoid any hiccups in your plans.

AAA estimates that 37 million people will be traveling over the holiday weekend which is a noticeable increase from last year.

President AAA Southern NY Richard Jacobs says, "About 5% more people will be traveling and that's a very significant number. I think we can attribute that to the long hard winter and people just ready to get out and go some place."

In addition to the lengthy winter AAA a representatives say that gas prices could also be influencing the increased number of travel plans.