Safe Travels on July 4th

Published 07/03 2014 11:28AM

Updated 07/03 2014 11:37AM

If you're traveling for this long holiday weekend - you won't be alone.  Travel volume for Independence Day has grown 4 out of the past 5 years and this year is expected to be more than 6 percent higher than the historical 10-year average. Diana Dibble from Triple-A stopped by Bridge Street today to share the facts and figures for this 4th of July weekend.
  • 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home - a 1.9 percent increase from last year
  • Nearly 85 percent will travel by automobile, an increase of 2.2 percent from last year and the highest level since 2007
  • 3.1 million Americans will travel by bus, train or cruise ship (this number remains steady compared to last year
  • Holiday air travel is expected to increase one percent 
  • Airfares are five percent lower than last year
  • Car rental costs remain consistent with last year
We remind everyone to please be safe this holiday weekend and have a Happy 4th of July! 

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