HOUSTON (AP) - An industry group expects 7.5 million Texans will hit the road for the holidays.
Texas troopers will be on patrol to help keep them safe.
AAA Texas on Monday predicted those travelers will go 50 miles or more from home, starting Friday, to Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. That would be a 2.6% increase from year-ago numbers.
AAA Texas estimates about 6.9 million Texans plan to drive to their holiday destinations.
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers will be out in force, from Tuesday through Jan. 1 and especially during the Christmas and New Year's weekends.