UNDATED (AP) - This is getaway day for what's looked at as the unofficial start of summer.
Millions of people will be climbing into their cars and the Florida Highway Patrol is advising drivers to take it slow and buckle up.
During last year's Memorial Day holiday period, more than 50 people were killed on the road. More than half of those were alcohol-related crashes. And FHP says too many passengers are not wearing their seat belts.
Meanwhile, gas prices remain high: averaging three-23 a gallon. At a Citgo station along the Florida Turnpike in Miami, regular gas was selling for three-21 a gallon.
But the high gas prices are not expected to keep people from traveling. AAA has said it thinks people will still take their summer vacations but will try to spend less on hotels and restaurants.
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