AAA Predicts More Travelers and Higher Gas Prices This Fourth of July

AAA: more roadtrips and higher gas prices on Fourth of July 2014
There are going to be more cars on the road this Fourth of July, and the most since 2007, according to AAA travel. An estimated 4.1 million Americans will be on the road traveling 50 miles or more away from their homes. This is up from 40.3 million people who traveled last year, and a 14% increase of people on the road compared to Memorial Day weekend. AAA says the main reason fueling the increase in travel comes from the willingness of travelers to use their credit cards to take on debt, and not from an increase in household income, which often drives an increase in travel.

The Fourth of July weekend is typically the busiest travel weekend of the year since it’s the one major holida


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