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Jana Tidwell
Public Relations Manager, PA
O: (302) 299-4426
C: (302) 353-6563
jtidwell@aaamidatlantic.com

Kathleen Zinszer
Sr. Public Aff. Specialist, CT/DE/NJ/PA
O: (302) 299-4168
C: (610) 291-7312
KZinszer@aaamidatlantic.com

<p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><em><span style="color: red; text-decoration: underline;">Media Availability</span></em><em><span style="color: red;"> - </span></em><span style="color: red;">Tuesday, May 23, from 10 a.m. &ndash; 12 noon</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: red; text-decoration: underline;">AAA Car Care, Insurance and Travel Center </span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="background: white; color: red;">1601 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0070c0; text-decoration: underline;">Media Contact:</span><span style="color: #0070c0;"> Jana Tidwell, 302-353-6563 cell</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #0070c0; text-decoration: none;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>AAA: Philadelphia-Area Memorial Day Travel Volume at Highest Level since 2005</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><em><strong><br> More than 450,000 Philadelphia-area residents expected to travel for Memorial Day weekend, </strong></em></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><em><strong>up nearly 4 percent over last year, says AAA</strong></em></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><em><span>&nbsp;</span></em></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong>PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 23, 2017)</strong><span> &ndash;</span> The unofficial start of summer is here and with it, plenty of travel plans for Memorial Day. According to AAA&rsquo;s first travel forecast of the summer season, more than <strong>450,000 Philadelphia-area residents will travel (50 miles or more) over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, representing a 3.9 percent increase over last year. </strong>Kicking off the summer driving season, nearly 410,000 Philadelphia-area travelers (or 90 percent of all local travelers) will drive to their destinations. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29.</p> <p style="margin: 0in 27pt 0pt 0in;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong>&ldquo;The unofficial start of the summer season is here and Philadelphia-area residents are ready to kick off the Memorial Day weekend with a trip,&rdquo; said Jana L. Tidwell, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. &ldquo;Locals are ready to pack up the car to enjoy sun, sand and short sleeves to start the summer travel season.&rdquo;</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 27pt 0pt 0in;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">2017 Philadelphia-Area Memorial Day Travel Trends</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong>2017 will mark the third consecutive year for Memorial Day travel growth</strong></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt;">More than <strong>450,000 Philadelphia-area residents will travel (50 miles or more) over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, representing a 3.9 percent increase over last year.</strong></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong>Road Trips Rule: </strong>Nearly 410,000 Philadelphia-area residents &ndash; or 90 percent of local holiday travelers &ndash; plan to drive to their destination. This is a 3.9 percent increase over last year. </p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong>Air Travel Climbs Considerably: </strong>Almost 29,000 Philly travelers plan to fly to their Memorial Day destination, representing a 4.7 percent increase from last year. </p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0in; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong>Motorists will pay the highest Memorial Day gas prices since 2015.</strong></p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0in 27pt 0pt 0in;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">2017 Projected Memorial Day Holiday Travelers</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Philadelphia (5-County Area) / Pennsylvania / National</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <table style="margin: auto auto auto -0.25pt; border: currentColor; border-image: none;" border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" style="background: #99ccff; border-width: 1pt; border-style: solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>NUMBER OF TRAVELERS</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #99ccff; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: solid solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Total Population</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #99ccff; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: solid solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>2017 Travelers</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #99ccff; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: solid solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81pt; text-align: left; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>% of population traveling</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #99ccff; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: solid solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.5pt; text-align: left; border-left-color: #000000;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>% change vs. 2016</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>Philadelphia </span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>(5-county) <em>TOTAL</em></span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>&lt;auto, air &amp; other&gt;</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>4,095,710*</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>454,624</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>11.1%</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>3.9%</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>Philadelphia </span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>(5-county) <em>Auto</em> </span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>90% of people travel by car</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>409,571</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>10.0%</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>3.9%</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>Philadelphia </span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>(5-county) <em>Air </em></span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>6.3% of people travel by air</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>28,670</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>0.7%</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>4.7%</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="background: #d99594; border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>NUMBER OF TRAVELERS</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #d99594; border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Total Population</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #d99594; border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>2017 Travelers</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #d99594; border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81.3pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>% of population traveling</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #d99594; border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.2pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>% change vs. 2016</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>Pennsylvania</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><em><span>Auto, Air &amp; Other</span></em></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>12,784,227*</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>1,419,049</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81.3pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>11.1%</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.2pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>3.9%</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>Pennsylvania</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><em><span>Auto</span></em></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>90% of people travel by car</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>1,278,423</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81.3pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>10.0%</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.2pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>3.9%</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>Pennsylvania</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><em><span>Air </span></em></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>6.3% of people travel by air</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>89,490</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81.3pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>0.7%</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.2pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>4.7%</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="background: #c2d69b; border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>NUMBER OF TRAVELERS</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #c2d69b; border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>Total Population</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #c2d69b; border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>2017 Travelers</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #c2d69b; border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>% of population traveling</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #c2d69b; border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>% change vs. 2016</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>National <em>TOTAL </em></span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>325.4 million*</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>39.3 million</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>12.1%</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>2.7%</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>National <em>Auto </em></span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>88.1% of people travel by car</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>34.6 million</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>10.6%</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>2.4%</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>National <em>Air</em> </span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 94.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>7.4% of people travel by air</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 103.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>2.9 million</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 81pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>0.9%</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0in 5.4pt; width: 76.5pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;" colspan="2"> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>5.5%</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr height="0"> <td style="border: 0px #000000; border-image: none; width: 138px; text-align: left; background-color: transparent;"></td> <td style="border: 0px #000000; border-image: none; width: 126px; text-align: left; background-color: transparent;"></td> <td style="border: 0px #000000; border-image: none; width: 138px; text-align: left; background-color: transparent;"></td> <td style="border: 0px #000000; border-image: none; width: 108px; text-align: left; background-color: transparent;"></td> <td style="border: 0px #000000; border-image: none; width: 0px; text-align: left; background-color: transparent;"></td> <td style="border: 0px #000000; border-image: none; width: 102px; text-align: left; background-color: transparent;"></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><em><span>*U.S. Census Bureau/IHS Global Insight</span></em></p> <p style="margin: 0in 27pt 0pt 0in;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Nationwide, AAA Travel projects 39.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 2.7 percent increase last year and the highest travel volume on record. Kicking off the summer driving season, 34.6 million travelers will be driving to their holiday weekend destination.</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 27pt 0pt 0in;"><strong>Memorial Day Gas Price Facts and Figures</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 27pt 0pt 0in;"><strong><span>&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0in; list-style-type: disc;"> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify; color: #000000;"><strong>$2.58 &ndash; </strong>Philadelphia area gas average (May 22, 2017) </li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify; color: #000000;"><strong>$2.47 &ndash; </strong>Philadelphia area gas average Memorial Day 2016 </li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify; color: #000000;"><strong>$2.57 &ndash; </strong>Pennsylvania gas average (May 22, 2017)</li> <li style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt; text-align: justify; color: #000000;"><strong>$2.48 &ndash; </strong>Pennsylvania gas average Memorial Day 2016</li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: none;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong>Before You Go&hellip;&hellip;</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Last Memorial Day weekend (May 26 &ndash; May 31, 2016), AAA helped more than <strong>34,000</strong> <strong>stranded motorists</strong> in the Mid-Atlantic territory <strong>with 6,969 of those in the Philadelphia 5-county area alone</strong>. The most common calls for service were tows, battery and tire issues. </p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">While some maintenance and repair tasks are best left to certified automotive technicians, there are several basic items motorists can easily check themselves between trips to their auto repair facility, including the following: </p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Windshield Wiper Blades</span></strong> &ndash; If wiper blades are worn, cracked or rigid with age, they will not adequately remove rain, grime and other debris that can obscure driver vision. If the wiper blades are sufficiently deteriorated, the metal wiper blade frame could contact and permanently damage the windshield.</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Tire Pressure</span> &ndash;</strong> Check and adjust tire pressure, including the spare. Always inflate tires to the vehicle manufacturer&rsquo;s recommended settings&mdash;not the maximum pressure molded on the side of the tire. </p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Tire Tread</span> &ndash; </strong>Check the tread depth by inserting a quarter upside down into a tire groove with Washington&rsquo;s head facing outward. The tread should cover part of Washington&rsquo;s head. If any of the area above Washington&rsquo;s head is visible, it&rsquo;s time to start shopping for new tires. </p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Battery</span> &ndash; </strong>Have your battery checked, especially if it is over three years old. Summer heat breaks down the battery internally and accelerates the rate of corrosion on vehicle&rsquo;s battery terminals. </p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span>&ldquo;AAA reminds travelers to allow extra time to reach their destination, drive distraction free, and obey traffic laws,&rdquo; noted Tidwell. </span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 27pt 0pt 0in;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><strong>Travel planning resources</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">AAA&rsquo;s digital tools for travel planning on the go include the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Travelers can use the app to map a route, find current gas prices and discounts, book a hotel and access AAA roadside assistance. Travelers can learn more at <a href="http://www.aaa.com/mobile"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">AAA.com/mobile</span></a>.</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">On AAA.com, travelers can find more than 58,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants using the TripTik Travel Planner or the searchable Travel Guides at <a href="http://www.aaa.com/travel"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">AAA.com/Travel</span></a>. Every AAA Approved establishment offers the assurance of acceptable cleanliness, comfort and hospitality, and ratings of One to Five Diamonds help travelers find the right match for amenities and services.</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">AAA&rsquo;s projections are based on economic forecasting and research by IHS Global Insight. The Colorado-based business information provider teamed with AAA in 2009 to jointly analyze travel trends during major holidays. AAA has been reporting on holiday travel trends for more than two decades. The complete AAA/IHS Global Insight 2015 Memorial Day Travel Forecast can be found <a href="http://www.newsroom.aaa.com/"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">here.</span></a></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"> <span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 27pt 0pt 0in; text-align: center;"><span>###</span></p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p>Follow us on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/AAAPhillyNews" target="_blank">@AAAPhillyNews</a></p> <p>Mailing Address:<br> 7777 Brewster Avenue<br> Philadelphia, PA 19159 </p> <p><em>AAA provides automotive, travel and insurance services to 57 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Pennsylvania. &nbsp;AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years.&nbsp; The not-for-profit, fully tax-paying member organization works on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel and track their roadside assistance service with the <a href="https://www.aaa.com/mobileapps">AAA Mobile app </a>for iPhone, iPad and Android.&nbsp; For more information, visit <a href="https://www.AAA.com">www.AAA.com.</a></em></p>

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