AAA: About 36.1 million to travel 50 miles or more for Memorial Day weekend

AAA says it is estimating the highest number of travelers since 2008. (5/23/14)

THE BRONX - AAA is estimating that about 36.1 million people are going to be traveling 50 miles or more during this Memorial Day weekend, which is the highest number since 2008.

AAA says the long, cold winter is likely contributing to people's desire to get away and enjoy the holiday. It also says the lower unemployment rate and the fact that people have more disposable income is contributing to the boom.

The service is reminding motorists to be careful while driving due to the increase in people on the road.

TRAFFIC:  Check Traffic/Transit Conditions

CAMERAS: Live Traffic Cameras

WEATHER: Check the Weekend Forecast

TRAVEL: Bronx Travel

The estimated number of travelers is 1.5 percent higher than last year.

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