UNDATED (WJON News) -- We can expect to see the highest Thanksgiving Day gas prices ever this year.

Gas Buddy says the national average is projected to stand at $3.68 on Thanksgiving Day, nearly .30 cents higher than last year, and over .20 cents higher than the previous record of $3.44 set in 2012.

Source: Gas Buddy
Source: Gas Buddy

Gas Buddy says next Wednesday between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. will be the busiest on the nation's highways. Also, Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. traffic will be high.

Twenty-three percent of the survey respondents say they'll spend between one and three hours in the car, compared to last year when most indicated they'd travel less than an hour.

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For money-saving tips, Gas Buddy suggests shopping around for the best prices and slowing down on the road to improve your gas mileage.

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