AAA expects more than four million Californians to travel 50
miles or more this weekend. Cynthia Harris of AAA Northern
California says overall, that's only a marginal increase over last
"It's a very very slight increase but it's actually good
news because of the very high gas prices and the volatility in the
gas prices we've experienced since the beginning of the
Harris says Californians have adapted to high gas prices and
rising air fares over the past few years.
"Basically people are changing the way they travel but
they're still travelling. For instance, travelling closer to
home, doing a two day trip instead of a three day trip, staying
with family and friends maybe instead of staying a night or two in
a hotel room."
These money saving techniques can still only save so
much. AAA predicts the average west coast family of four will
spend just under a thousand dollars on a weekend road