Holiday Travel

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Expect more cars on the highway and more passenger screening at the airports this holiday.

The high price of gas won't hold down the traffic. Triple-A says more than 51 (m) million motorists will hit the road, up nearly two percent from last year.

People who decide to fly, rather than drive, can plan on more random screenings at airport checkpoints.

The Transportation Security Administration says additional searches, lasting about two minutes each, will be made to deter terrorist attacks.

On the road, the Federal Highway Administration has its own tips for avoiding trouble. Officials say buckle up, plan ahead and steer clear of peak travel times.

In addition, drivers in 24 states can check road conditions by dialing five-one-one.

12/25/05


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