Weekend Getaways Stressful, Survey Says; Travelers Worry Over Gas Prices, Traffic, Other Drivers

  • As summer travel season kicks off, gas prices, traffic jams and other drivers rank as the top three most stressful aspects of a weekend trip – according to a Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Ford
  • One third of U.S. adults surveyed worry most about the cost of gas, 23 percent say traffic is the most stressful part of getting away for the weekend, and 17 percent find other drivers on the road the most anxiety-inducing factor
  • All-new Ford Escape, now in dealerships, can provide some relief: Fuel-efficient technology can lower your burden at the pump, technologies like Blind Spot Information System (BLIS® can help you keep tabs on other drivers, and the vehicle’s hands-free power liftgate provides an easier way to pack

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“The Escape was designed with the road trip in mind – providing top-of-its-class fuel economy, smart features such as SYNC with navigation and plenty of cargo space,” said Jason Sprawka, Ford Marketing manager for the all-new Escape.


About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

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