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AAA July 4th Travel Forecast: Fewer People Traveling

There will be fewer people traveling over the July 4th holiday this year, according to AAA.

The automobile association predicts about 39 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during Independence Day weekend. That is a 2.5 percent decline from last year when over 40 million people hit the road over the same time period.

The main reason for the decline is the increase in fuel prices. Gasoline is about a dollar higher than this time last year.

Although fewer people are expected to travel by car, the number of air travelers is expected to increase by 9 percent. Over 3 million people are expected to fly during the holiday.


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