Busiest Travel Week Of The Year In Full Force In Ny Pa

11.20.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands are heading out today for the Thanksgiving holiday. 44 million of us will travel this week, 14 percent of the population. Experts say "carving turkey with family and friends still trumps pinching pennies." 90 percent of us are driving this year. Gas prices are within pennies of where they were a year ago, down 55 cents from their peak in April. The busiest travel day overall is Wednesday, but the busiest driving day is Sunday, when everyone starts coming home.

In New York, police officers will start Operation Hang Up Wednesday, looking for people driving and talking or texting. The fines are 150 dollars, plus court fees. Pennsylvania kicked off their Click It or Ticket campaign last Sunday, and it runs through December 4th. Over 600 police stations across the state will be looking for people not wearing seatbelts.