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Fourth of July road trip? Not so many this summer
The road trip, an American summer tradition, is falling victim to the recession as more Americans decide to stay home over the Fourth of July weekend, according to AAA.
The Independence day weekend is usually the busiest travel weekend of the summer driving season, but this year, the number of Americans travelling this year will drop 1.9 percent, mostly due to high prices at the pump and economic worries.
That means this year the number of people taking a Fourth of July Day trip will be the fewest since 2000:
The drop in travel isn’t nearly as severe as last year, when July 4 travel sank 10.5 percent as drivers steered away from $4 a gallon gasoline, but the recent rise in gasoline prices– about 9 percent from memorial day through June 12– are likely taking their toll on American consumers, AAA said.
Are you planning to travel over the Fourth of July weekend?