Thinking of hitting the road for the 4th of July holiday?
Well, you might want to get a head start to beat that traffic.
A record-breaking 48.9 million Americans are expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday.
That’s a 4.1 percent jump from last year, with around 1.9 million more people planning road trips and other vacation travel to celebrate Independence Day.
AAA reports that an estimated 41.4 million people will hit the road, the most on record for the holiday.
Intrix, a global mobility analytics company, predicts drivers could face some serious delays; some as much as four times a normal commute, today being the worst.
And also a record breaker for air travel, 3.96 million people will take the skies.
But some bad news with that, airfares on average are 10-percent more expensive compared with last years Independence Day.
TSA says Sunday will be the busiest air travel day, so be prepared for long lines and delays.
Meanwhile, national gas prices are down 19 cents from this time last year and are even expected to drop even lower into the coming weeks.