Thanksgiving Day is one of America's most cherished holidays, yet the 24 hours before the celebration begins seem to create the biggest challenges. Will you get to your destination safely? Will you be on time? It's no surprise that Americans encounter snags. Some 42.5 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles this year to their Thanksgiving destinations, according to AAA, a 4 percent increase over last year. Here are three methods to help you plan ahead and avoid travel delays:
The car-sharing industry may be cutting into auto sales, according to a recent study, as Americans increasingly appear less interested in owning their own car.
The number of zero-car families is rising for the first time in decades, largely due to a proliferation of alternative types of transportation. In 2011, the percentage of U.S. households without a car reached 9.3 percent. Would you ditch your car?
The collapse of the I-5 bridge over the Skagit River is a reminder that thousands of bridges in the US are in serious need of repair or replacement. President Obama proposed a "Fix it First" program, but the budget 'sequester' may have squelched that.
The collapse of a 'functionally obsolete' bridge on I-5 in Washington State plunged three, later rescued, into icy water. It's also reviving a debate on how to fund billions in infrastructure repair.
Both state and federal gas-tax revenues are plummeting, and electric cars are emerging as a culprit. Is that fair?
High oil prices and rising gas prices weaken an economy because they reduce discretionary spending and indirectly cause people to be laid-off from work, Tverberg writes. Can the US economy stand another jump in prices?
Traffic fatalities are hitting record lows for all drivers, but the drop among teen drivers is especially important, given that traffic accidents are the leading cause of death for teens.
Sure, the recent economic news has been good, but there are plenty of things (like oil prices) that should keep you worrying