Millions hit the road for the holiday
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
It’s Christmas weekend, one of the busiest times for traveling.
This year, AAA estimates a record number of Americans taking trips, 107.3 million.
In Illinois, 5.5 million people are expected to travel for the holiday.
“This weekend a lot of people will be traveling through the holiday so there will be additional cars on he streets,” said Sergeant Kris Rhodes, with the Springfield Police Department.
Springfield Police said the more cars are on the road, the higher the chance for an accident.
They said it’s important drivers give themselves extra time to get to their destination.