Stories tagged with: travel

August 28, 2014 - 10:23am
5 days 8 hours ago

If you're planning a Labor Day getaway you'll be in good company.

Triple A predicts that 34.7 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend, most of them on the roads. That would be 1.3 percent more weekend travelers than last year.

State Patrol Troopers will share the roadway with those traveling as you can expect to see an increase in patrols. Even minor violations can lead to major problems.

"Sometimes we stop people for what...

May 23, 2014 - 4:46pm
14 weeks 4 days ago

The first long holiday weekend of the summer means fun, food and extra law enforcement officers.

Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz says his office has received a traffic safety grant to allow them to put more deputies on the roads during the holiday. They will be looking for drunk and distracted drivers and seat belt violations through the Click It or Ticket campaign.

"it's a program where they want extra law enforcement to be out on the street and they want law...

May 19, 2014 - 4:03pm
15 weeks 1 day ago

 This year AAA is expecting the highest Memorial Day travel since the recession began in 2007.

With an improving economy and more families wanting to get out of town after a long and harsh winter, AAA says the travel volume in Ohio compared to last year is expected to increase.

"We're asking people if they're road trip ready," said Kimberly Schwind, AAA spokesperson. "Make sure that you are ready for that summer road trip. Whether it's getting your maps and...

June 19, 2012 - 12:30pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

The Fourth of July may still be weeks away, but AAA Auto Club is already predicting a record amount of cars on the roads in Ohio.

From July 3rd to July 8th, 1.75 million Ohioans are expected to travel 50 miles or more, up 4.4% for the state in comparison to last year.

"This is great for the economy and great for the travel industry." explained Kimberly Schwind, AAA Spokesperson. "It's really a testament to the fact that Americans are still really wanting...

February 7, 2011 - 6:26pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

While the rain and snow falls here, prices on getting out of the cold may also be falling. Susan Irwin at The Travel Store says this time of  year is always busy, but this year is a buyer's market for travel.

"Well typically this time of year it is the high season and in years past prices can be higher this time of the year. With the recession actually there are so many good deals out there that it is a great time to travel," said Susan Irwin from the Travel Store.

December 19, 2010 - 9:46pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

With holiday travel on the rise, WHIZ talked to local residents to see what they thought of the increasing gas prices.

According to AAA, driving remains the number one form of transportation for this holiday period.  But despite the increase in travel, local resident Don Caldwell says he sure isn't going anywhere.

"I think its kind of an outrageous reason for the gas prices to be at the price they are, especially around the holidays," said Caldwell. 

September 3, 2010 - 7:07pm
4 years 8 hours ago

As Summer begins to wind down, an expected 34.4 million travelers will be making their way from point A to point B this holiday weekend.

Ohio auto club AAA has some travel tips that will keep you safe, and sane. According to AAA, the majority of travelers, 91% to be exact, will be on the roadways, up more than 10% from 2009.

Ohio AAA public relations manager, Kimberly Schwind says numerous factors could cause some travel delays, so take your time.

"Be patient, and...

September 1, 2010 - 4:38pm
4 years 2 days ago

Around 34 million people are expected to travel during the upcoming holiday weekend.

The Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it's preparing for a higher volume of traffic, especially on Interstate 70. Starting Friday night, troopers say they will be looking for crash-causing violations.

"That's really what we plan for, to be out in numbers and to watch for that. (We) try to keep traffic slowed down so we can keep people a little safer traveling through the area...

June 28, 2010 - 6:06pm
4 years 9 weeks ago

The Fourth of July is fast-approaching, and that means lots of time in the car. Here are some things to look out for when you're heading to those family barbecues.

While speeding is always a concern, the State Highway Patrol will be on the lookout for aggressive driving.

"When people are driving, what we ask them to do is especially when you're on the interstates, give yourself some room in front of you with the volume of traffic, there's a lot of jockeying around,"...

June 17, 2010 - 5:50pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

The commute from Granville to the Columbus area just got shorter. Today the 170-million dollar phase two of State Route 161 opened and

If life is a highway, this one's looking pretty nice.

Phase two of the widening and relocation project runs through Licking County, but people from all over southeast Ohio are benefiting already.

"This completion of this portion of this interstate really helps us out, because I've been here on these mornings on this two lane...

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