If you are planning to hit the road during the Thanksgiving holiday, you may want to get a head start.

AAA released reports today that the number of drivers on the roads will increase this year because of lower gas prices. It will increase by .6 percent over 46.6 million people last year.

A motorist advocacy group says it expects 41.9 million Americans to travel 50 miles or more by car this Thanksgiving. It’s the most since 2007.

According to AAA, the average national U.S. gasoline price today was $2.14 per gallon, down from $2.88 a year ago. Even though the demand for gasoline has been stronger than expected in the past year thanks to lower gas prices and the growing economy, airline tickets are also decreasing in price.

It’s the seventh consecutive year of growth for Thanksgiving travel.

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