Low Gas Prices Allows More People To Drive This Thanksgiving.

By WEEK Reporter

November 26, 2013 Updated Nov 27, 2013 at 12:07 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- About 90 percent of the 43 million people traveling this Thanksgiving say they plan to drive.

That's because of low gas prices.

Tuesday night, drivers at this East Peoria gas station fill up for $3.14.

It's about eight cents more in Peoria.

But no matter where you fill up, it's a win for motorists.

"It's affordable. We'll be able to get out and spend time with family. A little extra dollars to buy food with and spend with the grandkids", said Tony Taylor.

"They could be higher. I expected them to skyrocket, especially after they had been so low over the previous weeks", said Tonja Alexander.

"We have a college fund to pay for coming up so it's not a dramatic savings but its always better. Every penny counts", said Vipul Shah.

According to GasBuddy.com, the national average is $3.27 a gallon, 16 cents less than last Thanksgiving.

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