Long recognized as the unofficial end of summer, the Labor Day holiday weekend typically sees a healthy volume of travelers, as people are anxious to squeeze in one more trip before children have to head back to school and the weather starts to become cooler.
This year should prove to be no exception as AAA is projecting that over 34 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from their homes over the weekend. If this turns out to be the case, it would constitute a 1.3 percent increase from last year and the highest number of travelers since 2008.
Closer to home, AAA is projecting that Wisconsin will see roughly 731,000 people traveling for the holiday weekend, a 1.4 percent increase from last year.
While a significant number of these anticipated travelers will be flying, an even larger number will be driving, meaning the risk of car accidents will be significantly higher over the coming days.