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AAA: More than 43 million Americans will hit the road for July 4 weekend

AAA predicts more than 43 million Americans will take a road trip for July 4, even topping pre-pandemic numbers. Travel is up 40 percent compared to last year.

News 12 Staff

Jul 2, 2021, 10:38 AM

Updated 1,085 days ago

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If you decide to get in your car and hit the road this weekend, you're going to have plenty of company. This year is marking some of the highest travel numbers seen since 2019. High travel numbers this year means high gas prices - the highest seen in seven years.
AAA predicts more than 43 million Americans will take a road trip for July 4, even topping pre-pandemic numbers. Travel is up 40 percent compared to last year.
Jumping in a car is looking like the most popular form of transportation and according to AAA. The average price for gas you're looking at nationwide is $3.12.
Looking at prices across the boroughs, GasBuddy.com shows the best bang for your buck to fill up is in Brooklyn - it will cost you $2.94 a gallon at 3170 Atlantic Ave.
In the Bronx, you’ll be able to save a little more. Six cents less per gallon, best price is at $2.88 a Gallon on Baychester Avenue.
Every little bit counts when you're filling up. The best advice to give is don't wait until the last minute and fill up just anywhere. Try and plan a stop at a gas station on your route in advance that's offering a good rate.


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