Crowded Highways and Cheap Gasoline Make for Record July 4th Travel

Record travel is predicted this July 4th weekend and that means a lot of gasoline being pumped and sold.

AAA Oklahoma says 44.2 million Americans will take a trip of 50 miles or more over the long Independence day weekend. That’s an increase of 1.25 million over last year, making it the most-traveled Independence Day holiday weekend ever.

While AAA Oklahoma didn’t have figures for Oklahoma travelers, it observed that gasoline prices statewide average $1.99 a gallon, which is 12-cents below the price of one year ago.

Oklahoma is one of only two states with a gas price average under $2 a gallon. South Carolina has a $1.96 a gallon average.

While more people will be driving and flying, AAA also says it expects to rescue 338,000 motorists—-most for lockouts, flat tires and battery-related issues.

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