Record traffic expected for July 4 weekend

STORY: Up to 42 million people are set to hit the road across the United States for Independence Day

Source: AAA

That would surpass the pre-lockdown peak in 2019 when 41.5 million people traveled by vehicle for the holiday

Historically high fuel costs are doing little to dampen Americans' appetite for crowding the highways

The average U.S. retail price of gasoline recently broke through $5 per gallon for the first time in history

Despite an increase of nearly $2 per gallon from a year earlier, demand is only 1% below average

Source: USDOT

Through April, cumulative vehicle miles traveled for 2022 stood at 1.017 trillion, exceeding the past two years

With air travel, 47.9 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more during the holiday period