Busy roads pose danger of Chicago car accidents for winter travelers

Winter travel is expected to be its busiest in at least three years in Illinois and across the country.

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The AAA Chicago Motor Club is reporting that Illinois will see an increase of more than 10 percent in the number of people traveling 50 miles or more from home this year, CBS2 reported.

AAA is projecting 87.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the year-end holidays — a 3.8 percent increase from the 84.5 million who traveled over the Christmas/New Year’s period a year ago.

MSNBC noted that is 3.2 million, or 3.8 percent, more than traveled over the same period a year ago.

“More Americans traveling during the winter holidays is another sign consumers are continuing to grow more confident in their personal financial situations,” said Brad Roeber, AAA Chicago regional president. “The moderate projected rise in the number of air travelers is especially welcome since the airline industry was hit especially hard by the recession.”

This winter, travelers will be paying nearly $1 more per gallon for gasoline than they did last year. The current nationwide average for self-serve regular is $2.59.

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