AAA Expecting Busy July 4th Weekend
Speaking of gasoline, AAA is expecting the weekend of July 4th to be busier than ever! AAA predicts that 42 million Americans will take a road trip of 50 miles or more despite gas prices hitting a record high recently with the national average being $4.98 a gallon yesterday. A combination of vacationers and commuters could drive travel times to double the normal length at peak hours on Thursday and Friday evenings. Some of the most congested roadways could include those around Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle. AAA adds that the best time to take to the roads on Thursday and Friday of the holiday weekend will be early or later in the day.