Fourth of July Holiday Traffic to Pick up This Year


This Fourth of July holiday will find more travelers than last year.

AAA Hoosier Motor Club estimates that 41 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday weekend from Wednesday to Sunday which is an increase from 2013.

Those traveling by car may see the highest Fourth of July holiday gas prices since 2008. Today’s national average price of gasoline is about 20 cents per gallon more than what drivers paid last year. The trend in recent years showed a decline in the weeks leading up to the holiday, but the prices will stay high this year due to higher crude oil costs as fighting intensifies in Iraq.

Allow for extra time to get to your destination this holiday and follow the rules of the road. Don’t drive if you’ve been drinking. Designate a sober driver if you plan to attend holiday parties that involve alcohol consumption.