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Thanksgiving travel to be very similar to 2011

GasBuddy Blog -- The number of Americans hitting the road will barely change, according to an unscientific survey of GasBuddy users. In a poll run in the days ahead of Thanksgiving, 8% of respondents said they would be traveling "a little" or "a lot" more for holiday gatherings than they did last year. That number is slightly lower than last year, when 9% of respondents said they would drive a little or a lot more than 2010.

Looking at the poll a different way, 17% of respondents said they would not be driving at all for holiday gatherings this year, up from 15% the previous year. Perhaps the largest shift in numbers this year was a 4% drop in the number of respondents indicating they would be driving less than last year. 18% of people surveyed this...


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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 9:00:29 AM

ok
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danmckdude
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2012 8:53:01 AM

I'd like to see 2008 prices again. Anyone gonna blame Obama?
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DeserTBoB
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 2:18:55 PM

They guessed wrong. Per the CHP: Speeds on state highways were 15-20 MPH SLOWER and there were about 10% LESS private cars on the road. Result? Fewere DUI arrests and deaths this Thanksgiving than last.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:19:51 AM

Sneakers: sounds like 2012 was definitely better.
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Sneakers55
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:32:26 PM

I ended out not going as far as I expected. I expected to go about sixty miles to a Thanksgiving dinner on the far side of Houston. I actually went about ten miles to a Luby's Cafeteria in SE Houston. My BFF procrastinated and primped until Thanksgiving dinner was over. The only part of traditional Thanksgiving fare we had was I decided to get a slice of pumpkin pie.

At least I drove ten miles further than I did in 2011. My Ford Escape Hybrid was totaled and I was in a nursing home recuperating from a C. difficile infection.

[Edited by: Sneakers55 at 11/23/2012 9:36:45 PM EST]
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baddog58
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 6:31:55 AM

Mine was exactly the same.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 3:10:13 AM

happy Black Friday.
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benjy
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:31:56 PM

safe driving...
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 10:01:41 PM

Happy Turkey Day, USA. Safe travels to all.
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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2012 12:16:20 PM

Yep and when it gets daylight the sun comes up.
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Vette1967
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 11:43:28 PM

Yep...and we're another year older too.
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 11:07:51 PM

turkey!
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jetskijerry
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 11:07:40 PM

go where you need to go
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Mystikal1
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 5:41:03 PM

The price spike has come to the Great Lakes! Me & my wallet are witnesses...in my neighborhood a spike between 25-30 cents per gallon.
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springer03
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:23:20 PM

Bite the bullet either way
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ToriTX
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:43:28 PM

lower gas prices more travel
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 10:30:31 AM

I agree
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ss70
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 8:30:20 AM

If gas price is around $2 i would bet it would be more travel
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 7:48:18 AM

whatever
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 7:23:15 AM

A pattern I see
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yeehaw1073
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 6:42:03 AM

no surprise
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 6:20:08 AM

My family is all less than 50 miles from me, wy wifes is also, so no matter where we go, our travel is the same.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 6:06:20 AM

Agreed.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:05:56 AM

Nothing new.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:02:31 AM

Did you really expect anything different.
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gasandgoAL
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:01:13 AM

gas prices still above last year at this time
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:00:53 AM

ok
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lenasdude
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:00:23 AM

Not much change
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 3:00:00 AM

dart board predication
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:59:14 AM

Overall economy still down!
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:58:49 AM

Yada yada
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lgwhitlock
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:58:40 AM

We will drive much less this year...
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jcpatriots
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:58:00 AM

I drove much more this year.
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JacksonLittle
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:56:45 AM

The prices are still high for many placed, but at least lower than it was during the summer.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:56:15 AM

ok
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KhelbenArunson
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:53:40 AM

In other words the price of gas is way way to high.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:51:11 AM

Nothing new...
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:48:17 AM

nothing here
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:48:05 AM

Well OK
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:46:57 AM

Will be finishing a 4500 mile trip to the northeast. More than last year.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:46:24 AM

obummer still in office
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:45:32 AM

levels off.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:44:38 AM

No surprise -
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WR-INC
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:42:04 AM

Well, our leader said he wanted higher fuel prices.
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computernut2008
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:40:10 AM

or less
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:40:02 AM

Okay
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:39:51 AM

All the best to our American neighbours on this Thanksgiving holiday.
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BEngr
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:36:48 AM

I will be traveling across town for Thanksgiving, same as last year. It wont cost me more than a few pennies more but it will be worth it to share one day with people who know why we celebrate Thanksgiving.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:35:22 AM

Staying home again.
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2012 2:29:49 AM

Staying home because of Obamanomics
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