(STUDY FINDS) — NEW YORK — Memorial Day is around the corner and that means newscasts and outlets from coast to coast will be posting their obligatory stories about vacationers hitting the road and the ensuing traffic nightmare. But for most Americans, hopping in the car is the way to go regardless. A new survey finds that about 3 in 4 prefer traveling by car than by plane — even if it means a painstakingly longer trip.

In fact, according to the survey of 2,000 adults commissioned by Ford, the average participant would rather add up to 6.5 hours of travel time to their journey by taking the car instead of dealing with the stress of getting on an airplane.

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