TARRANT COUNTY, Texas — AAA Texas is expecting high volumes of travel this Labor Day weekend, and Friday will be the busiest travel day of the weekend.
According to a late-summer survey conducted by AAA, 32% of Americans plan to travel during Labor Day weekend, and 82% of them will travel by automobile.
AAA Texas spokesperson Daniel Armbruster told WFAA the number of travelers this year surpasses previous years.
“It’s pretty big for Labor Day,” Armbruster said. “It’s not as big as we would see 4th of July or maybe Memorial Day. Labor Day typically sees the least amount of volume, but it's big.”
Armbruster said the drop in gas prices has led to a busy Labor Day travel weekend. According to GasBuddy, the average gas price in Dallas was $3.26 on Friday. Fort Worth’s average gas price was $3.25.
AAA’s survey found 66% of people traveled less this summer than they typically would, while 80% said they made cutbacks to save money. People between the ages of 18 to 34 years old cut back the most, according to AAA Texas.