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12/28/2012 - Poll: Most New Year's Day travelers will drive


Many of those traveling on New Year’s will drive.

In what may be the first indication of what consumers intend to make a priority in the new year, a recent survey indicates that most Americans who travel for New Year's will do so by car.

According to travel site TripAdvisor, nearly one-third of individuals polled said that they would be traveling on New Year's Eve or New Year's to celebrate the beginning of 2013.

Of those who intend to travel, the primary mode of transportation will be to drive, as nearly 50% of respondents indicated their car was their preferred means of getting to their destination.

One of the main reasons for this, according to the poll, is the high cost of airfare. Nearly 65% of travelers said that pricey plane tickets affected their holiday travel plans.

Brooke Ferencik, director of communications at TripAdvisor, noted that no matter what mode of transportation New Year revelers take, however, it's clear that consumers will stop at nothing to ensure that they celebrate January 1 with their loved ones.

Saving and spending more time with family are some of the most common New Year's resolutions among Americans today. Consumers can combine the two through auto insurance adjustments, such as by adding their son or daughter to their policy or increasing the size of their deductible to help lower premium payments.

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