The Best and Worst Times to Travel for Independence Day

If you’re heading somewhere to celebrate Independence Day, you’re not alone.  According to Triple-A, nearly 71 MILLION Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home.  That’s up 5% from last year.

Here are some stats on what they’re projecting for the next two weeks . . .

1.  85% of Fourth of July travelers are driving . . . 8% are flying . . . and 6.5% are using some other mode of transportation.  (Maybe a bus, a boat, a cruise ship, a train, or a teleport machine.)  (???)

2.  There’s relief at the pump.  Gas prices are lower than last year when the national average was $3.53 . . . and gas prices are expected to continue going down leading up to Independence Day.  The current average is $3.44.

3.  As usual, the worst times to be on the roads are when EVERYONE wants to be driving . . . between 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.  So Triple-A suggests driving in the morning.

Overall, the busiest days will be Wednesday, July 3rd and Sunday, July 7th.

4.  If you’re flying, remember:  Airports are slammed around the holidays, so do yourself a favor and aim to be there two hours early.