AAA Predicts Skyrocketing Travel for the Fourth – Beware of Deadly Distractions
Independence Day travel expected to set records.
July 2, 2018 – AAA projects nearly 47 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend, the highest Fourth of July travel volume on record, since AAA began tracking holiday travel 18 years ago.
“Even with national gas prices 60 cents higher over last year more of us than ever will be traveling this Independence Day weekend,” said Marilyn Buskohl, spokeswoman for AAA South Dakota. “And it’s not just auto travel numbers that are higher – we’re predicting air travel will take off, also.”
A record-high 137,400 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the long Fourth of July weekend, according to AAA. Eighty-five percent will drive, eight percent will fly and the rest will be traveling by other means, including ship, train, bus and multi-modal.
“We are well on our way for 2018 to be a record-breaking year for summertime travel,” said Buskohl. “This is welcome news for all of those in the travel industry, from hotels and attractions to restaurants and local shops.”
With record-level travelers hitting the road this holiday, drivers must be aware of the “three deadly D’s” while driving over the fourth:
Allow extra time to get to destinations, pack an extra dose or two of patience and always buckle up.
Download the AAA Mobile app before an Independence Day getaway
Before setting out for Independence Day, download the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android. Travelers can use the app to map a route, find lowest gas prices, access exclusive member discounts, make travel arrangements, request AAA roadside assistance, find AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities and quite a bit more. Visit AAA.com/mobile.
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