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Give thanks for cheaper gas

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It'll be a busy Thanksgiving week if gas prices stay where they are now. Even though prices have increased the last couple of days, we're still paying 21 cents less than a year ago. 

Cheap gas may mean more people on the roads.  Experts predict holiday congestion to increase about  3 percent over last year, with more than 37 million people traveling 50 miles or more.

Meanwhile, the airline industry is predicting about 16 million will fly the skies. That's up 2.5 percent from last year.

So we did some research and found the best and worst days to travel.  According to several experts, they recommend avoid hitting the road Thanksgiving Day. Instead, travel the morning before.

And of course, always buckle up.  Thanksgiving week, The National Safety Council is projecting 436 people will die in traffic crashes.

LINK: Cheap gas price map

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