Stories tagged with: Holiday Travel

June 28, 2016 - 2:15pm
2 weeks 3 hours ago

ZANESVILLE,Ohio- AAA estimates 43 million motorists will be traveling for the fourth of July holiday. And with the holiday rapidly approaching, safety is a major concern for the Muskingum County Safe Community Coalition.

State Highway Patrol Sergeant Todd Henry said the highway patrol will be increasing the number of officers on the road way.

"We strongly encourage people to drive sober and follow all of the traffic laws," Sergeant Henry said. "Use...

May 25, 2016 - 1:30pm
8 weeks 5 days ago

The Memorial holiday day weekend is fast approaching. The Muskingum County Sheriff's Office has some tips to keep you and your family safe.

AAA said Memorial Day is the second most traveled holiday. With all these motorists taking to the streets. Sheriff Matt Lutz said to pack patience.

"We want everybody just to take their time," Sheriff Lutz said. "Make sure they give themselves enough time to travel so that they're not in a hurry, rushed, or speeding. It seem...

November 25, 2015 - 4:24pm
8 weeks 5 days ago

The holiday season is upon us. Gas prices are the lowest they've been in years, which means travelers are more likely to drive to their destination.

The Zanesville Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is anticipating congestion on major roads like Interstate 70. They suggest travelers pack patience along side their favorite Thanksgiving treats.

"Maybe if it normally takes them 20 minutes to get somewhere, don't expect that will take you only 20 minutes to get there,"...

November 16, 2015 - 5:53pm
36 weeks 1 day ago

Area motorists are getting an early holiday gift as gas prices are guzzling below $2.

According to AAA's Daily Fuel Gauge Report, this time last year the average price for regular gas was $2.89 per gallon, making it nearly $1 cheaper today. We asked local residents how they felt with the gas prices dropping, and they had this to say.

"You're getting twice your money, and of course, you can go twice as far."

"I actually put too much in, and today I had to go...

December 16, 2014 - 10:36am
1 year 32 weeks ago

3.8 million Ohioans will join the 98.6 million Americans traveling over the year-end holiday season, which starts a week from today and stretches into early January. 

Triple A said this is an increase of five percent in Ohio and four percent nationally and marks the highest travel volume for this holiday period on record. 

Three reasons for the increase include an increased consumer confidence due to economic improvements, higher disposable income due to lower gas...

November 24, 2014 - 5:05pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

Thanksgiving is only a few days away, and turkey's will be carved. However, before that can happen people must get to to their destination.

With many people making their way to Thanksgiving parties it means more people will clog the roadways. Local law enforcement is preparing for the travel by getting more patrol cars on the roads. Sheriff Matt Lutz recommends you give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

"Well basically we see a huge increase in the traffic...

September 3, 2014 - 4:42pm
1 year 46 weeks ago

While many of us hit the roadways for holiday travel this past Labor Day weekend, the State Highway Patrol also took to the roads to make sure everyone was traveling safely.

Sgt. Jeff Jirles with the Zanesville post of the Highway Patrol said 16 officers were working in Muskingum and Coshocton counties over the weekend. The officers made contact with around 700 motorists and issued citations to about 460 of those who were stopped.

"Over the Labor Day weekend, we...

June 30, 2014 - 1:01pm
2 years 3 weeks ago

While many will be busy with holiday travel plans this weekend, the State Highway Patrol will be busy trying to keep the roadways safe.

Lt. Matt Boyd with the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol said they will have all troopers out on the roadways and putting in overtime.

"We have all the troopers at the post scheduled out to work this weekend as well as the supervisors," Boyd said. "In addition to that, we have several hours of overtime that we got...

November 22, 2013 - 6:34pm
2 years 35 weeks ago

The AAA Auto Club is expecting 43.4 million Americans to be traveling this Thanksgiving, including 1.68 million Ohioans. AAA Spokeswoman Kimberly Schwind, says that's a decrease of 1.5 percent nationally and 1.7 percent in Ohio. Although it's a small decrease from last year's numbers, Schwind says the number of travelers has been gradually climbing since the recession. If you're traveling this holiday season, Schwind says the day before Thanksgiving is the busiest day to travel.

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December 18, 2012 - 3:12pm
3 years 31 weeks ago

Soon travelers will be taking to the skies and roadways all in an attempt to make it home for Christmas.

AAA said that 84.4 million travelers nationwide and 3.2 million Ohioans will take drive to their holiday destination. The auto club estimates that they'll come to the rescue of at least 15,000 Ohioans in their 38 county territory between Saturday and January 1st. A AAA spokesperson said that most of the breakdowns could be prevented with simple maintenance.

"Make sure...

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