This Fourth of July, expect travel delays. AAA expects the U.S. roadways to be crowded by holiday drivers, 43 million to be exact. That is an astounding 5 million more than what was recorded for Memorial Day weekend.
Once again, the high demand for hitting the road for holiday travel comes down to the low gas prices. U.S. drivers are saving roughly 20 billion so far this year on gasoline. This number also represents other modes of transportation, such as: cruise ships, planes, trains and buses.
Because of the low gas prices, hotels are also lowering rates with more drivers looking for lodging.
Remember, if you are planning to travel this holiday weekend, be safe. Make sure your car is in working order and if it needs repaired, do it before you set out on your trip. This would include, your tires, battery and oil. Be safe out there and have a Happy Independence Day!
Source – AAA NewsRoom Julie Hall