More People Than Ever Traveling For The Independence Day Weekend
Starting today through Monday, more Americans than ever are expected to be hitting the road for the 4th of July weekend.
AAA Spokesperson Don Redman says close to 43 million people will be traveling over the holiday, which is five million more than Memorial Day.
“The most popular mode of transportation of course is the vehicle with about 84% of everyone who is going to be travelling this holiday by wheels. So that makes about 36 million people going to be on the road this holiday.”
Redman says the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the state is $2.10, we haven’t seen prices this low since 2005. He says the entire country has saved about 60 billion dollars that would normally have gone into the gas tank.
“You’re seeing people, especially families, welcome relief at the gas pump and they’re able to use that money for their vacations and other expenses.”
Redman says if you’re traveling by car try to leave before and after peak times. He says even though many people are hitting the roads over the long weekend, some Americans are using alternate means of transportation.
“8% are traveling by airline, and almost about 8% by other means of transportation, which means trains and buses but also means cruises. So it’s well divided.”