US gasoline demand muted by coronavirus pandemic Social distancing measures, record unemployment key variables New York — As the Memorial Day holiday weekend draws near, the allure of beaches, boardwalks and lakes is likely to be greater than ever for many Americans quarantined by the coronavirus pandemic. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now But exactly how many Americans will take to the road for a holiday that typically sees an increase in drivers’ mileage is unclear. As is exactly how far they will travel. Predicting traffic volumes is so difficult that travel club AAA will not – for the first time in 20 years – issue its usual Memorial Day forecast on to how many people will be traveling over the holiday weekend because it believes the accuracy of the data has been undermined by the pandemic. “Last year, 43 million Americans […]