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"Traditionally, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the heaviest rush hour of the year. People have realized that doesn't work too well, so we've seen a trend for people to get away as soon as they can conveniently do so," says WTOP Traffic Reporter Bob Marbourg.
Prices in the D.C. metro region and around the country are about the same as last Thanksgiving, but much higher in areas affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Gas prices in the D.C. area are still dropping, but are still above where they were a year ago.
Younger drivers are more likely to drive drowsy at the wheel than their parents and other older drivers on the road, AAA finds in a new survey.
AAA Mid-Atlantic reports that gas prices went down across the country for the third consecutive week despite pipeline and refinery disruptions after superstorm Sandy.
Gas prices, both locally and nationally, are finally going down.
The price of gas in California set record highs twice over the weekend, raising the specter of higher gas prices for the approaching holiday season.
One new Maryland law requires drivers to stop at dark intersections. The other changes the requirements involving child safety seats.
Even though there were eight days with temperatures over 100 degrees and 52 days over 90 degrees in 2012 -- making it the third hottest summer on record -- the region only had three Code Red days and 16 Code Orange days.
Finally some relief at the pump. Gas prices have finally going down after going up for months.