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AAA Predicts Highway Travel at Record High 

AAA reports highway travel is at a record high this year.Pat Moody with AAA of Northern New England says 42 and a half million people are expected to hop into their cars and head home for the holidays. That estimate is up by about 11 percent compared to last year.AAA predicts 94 percent of Americans will travel by car this year, that’s the highest percentage reported by AAA for any holiday.Commissioner David Cole with the Maine Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers to be patient.”I guess my message for folks would be if you’re going on a road trip, allow a good distance, allow some extra time and get there safely.”Cole says drivers should also take the time to prep their vehicles and their driving skills for the winter weather.