Record number of Americans expected to travel this Independence Day

By Darla SlipkeStaff writer dslipke@oklahoman.comNearly 49 million Americans are expected to travel for the Fourth of July this year, more than ever recorded by AAA.
That's an increase of 4.1%, or 1.9 million people, from last year, the travel association said.
Most travelers, 41.4 million, will drive, which is another record and a 4.3% increase from last year, according to AAA. Wednesday is expected to have the most congestion on the roads.
Cody McDonell, communications manager for the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, urged motorists to buckle up.
"We just want to remind everyone to be safe no matter what they're doing or where they’re going," he said.
In 2017, the most recent year for which data is available, there were 694 crashes in Oklahoma during the July 4 holiday period, from 6 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com

By Darla Slipke
Staff writer dslipke@oklahoman.com

Nearly 49 million Americans are expected to travel for the Fourth of July this year, more than ever recorded by AAA.

That's an increase of 4.1%, or 1.9 million people, from last year, the travel association said.

Most travelers, 41.4 million, will drive, which is another record and a 4.3% increase from last year, according to AAA. Wednesday is expected to have the most congestion on the roads.

Cody McDonell, communications manager for the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, urged motorists to buckle up.

"We just want to remind everyone to be safe no matter what they're doing or where they’re going," he said.

In 2017, the most recent year for which data is available, there were 694 crashes in Oklahoma during the July 4 holiday period, from 6 p.m.
Read more on NewsOK.com

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