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If you are thinking of getting out of town for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday, the best time to leave was last week.

That’s the message from AAA, which is expecting an additional 1.5 million people will travel for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday compared to last year, leading to a record number taking road trips since AAA started holiday tracking, according to the organization.

The worst time will be Thursday before the holiday, between 4:45 and 6 p.m., said Robert Sinclair, spokesman for AAA New York. 

“Solid job and income growth have left Americans with a lot of disposable income in their pockets,” Sinclair said. “Many have decided to spend their extra dollars on a trip, usually by car, in spite of higher gasoline prices.”

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