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the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Ridgewood NJ, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA), More than 47 million people across the country will embark on Independence Day travel between July 1 through July 5 with travel estimated to reach pre-pandemic levels.
This despite rising gas prices, 91% of holiday travel will be by car with an estimated 43.6 million Americans estimated to drive to their destinations. These numbers are the highest on record for the Fourth of July and up by 5% compared with the previous record from before the pandemic hit in 2019, according to AAA data. What’s more, 3.5 million people plan to fly, a 164% increase in flight travel, AAA said.