Record Numbers Set to Travel This July 4
Americans are expected to take to the roads in record numbers this Fourth of July weekend, according to AAA.
The association expects that almost 42 million people will travel using all modes of transportation during the first five days of July. Of that number, it predicts that most will travel by car, with an estimated 35.5 million people driving 50 miles or more from their home.
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AAA predicts that this will be the most travel for the Fourth of July since 2007, thanks to the lowest gas prices in five years for the holiday, rising income and a strong employment market.
Unfortunately, as congestion on the roads will increase, so too will the risks for accidents. According to the National Safety Council (NSC) because the holiday falls on a weekend, we can expect more traffic, more partying and more car accidents.
The NSC predicts that this could be the deadliest Independence Day since 2008. It predicts that as many as 400 people will be killed and another 49,000 will be injured in auto accidents this holiday weekend.
If you are planning to take a road trip or even just drive up the street to celebrate the holiday, here are a few tips to help keep your family safe:
- Make sure your vehicle is in good condition for travel
- Do not drive drowsy
- Slow your speed and obey all traffic laws
- Avoid driving while distracted and put your cellphone away
- Do not drink and drive
- Always wear your seatbelt
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