Memorial Day drives 10 percent of Michigan residents to travel


DEARBORN — AAA Michigan says about 1.1 million residents — or about 10 percent the state — will travel 50 miles or more on vacation during this Memorial Day weekend.

The auto club announced this week that Michigan travel during the Thursday to Monday period is projected to be nearly on par with last year.

AAA Michigan said nearly 92 percent in the state will travel by personal vehicle, slightly more than last year. Others will travel by air, train or bus.

Nationwide, AAA said about 31.2 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more to a beach, campground or other getaway.

That's a small increase from last year, but still well short of the record 37.3 million people who drove during the holiday in 2005.

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