AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — AAA Texas has projected that 3.8 million Texans will have hit the roads over the Thanksgiving weekend, nearly 5 percent more than last year.

The travel group said Friday those drivers can expect to pay $2.27 on average for a gallon of gas, just about what they paid last year.

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That’s about 31 cents lower than the national average and about 7 cents lower than last week.

The Texas Department of Public Safety said travelers can also expect to see state troopers patrolling for drunk drivers, speeders and passengers without seatbelts.

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Last year over Thanksgiving, troopers issued more than 73,000 traffic citations and warnings, including 8,449 for speeding.

Police also arrested 324 suspected drunk drivers and gave 1,005 seat belt/child safety seat citations as well as 235 felony arrests.

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