Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Wrap Up

Triple A predicts 37.2 million Americans will have traveled 50 miles or more this Memorial Day weekend, almost a 5% increase from last year.
With so many drivers on the road, News 25 met up with Mississippi Highway Patrol to see exactly how many accidents they’ve worked and how many tickets they’re giving out.
The 2015 Memorial Day weekend is slated to be the most traveled in ten years. Law enforcement leaders say cheap gas is likely the reason for more drivers taking to the open road. According to Triple A, Mississippi’s average price of gas is $2.40 a gallon, that’s $1.17 cheaper than last year.
Highway patrol says numbers are looking better than they have on previous Memorial Day weekends, with just 17 accidents, 7 DUI’s and 29 seatbelt citations as of Monday night. As Memorial Day weekend wraps up, highway patrol wants drivers to remember, troopers are out patrolling every day, not just the holidays.
With just a few hours left in the holiday weekend, highway patrol asks those getting behind the wheel to always buckle up and drive safely.

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