AAA: Nearly 48 million Americans expected to travel over Fourth of July weekend – WGAL Susquehanna Valley Pa.

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A lot of people will be traveling over the Fourth of July weekend. Experts say it could be one of the biggest travel weekends on record.AAA is expecting 47.7 million Americans to travel this holiday weekend.That’s almost back to pre-pandemic levels, and it’s an increase of nearly 40% from last year.It will be the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record, trailing only 2019.Despite the highest gas prices in seven years, more than 91% of holiday travel will be by car. According to AAA, an expected 43.6 million Americans will hit the road – the highest on record for this holiday.PennDOT is urging motorists to be safe and suggests designating a sober driver or arranging alternate transportation.PennDOT data shows there were 112 alcohol-related crashes over the July 4 weekend last year, resulting in five fatalities. There were 48 drug-related crashes during last year’s holiday period, resulting in five deaths.

A lot of people will be traveling over the Fourth of July weekend. Experts say it could be one of the biggest travel weekends on record.

AAA is expecting 47.7 million Americans to travel this holiday weekend.

That’s almost back to pre-pandemic levels, and it’s an increase of nearly 40% from last year.

It will be the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record, trailing only 2019.

Despite the highest gas prices in seven years, more than 91% of holiday travel will be by car. According to AAA, an expected 43.6 million Americans will hit the road – the highest on record for this holiday.

PennDOT is urging motorists to be safe and suggests designating a sober driver or arranging alternate transportation.

PennDOT data shows there were 112 alcohol-related crashes over the July 4 weekend last year, resulting in five fatalities. There were 48 drug-related crashes during last year’s holiday period, resulting in five deaths.


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