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Busy Travel Weekend for July 4th

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By Fox 40 Staff.
42 million Americans are travelling for this holiday weekend, with 85 percent of them doing so by car.

This according to AAA. Some good news for hitting the roads this year - gas prices. They are about a dollar less per gallon than at this time last year. But before hitting the road you need to make sure both you and your car are ready to go.

"Make sure you take all the usual precautions. Know where you're going, plan how you're going to get there, allow for the slowdowns because of extra volume of traffic. Make sure your car is in good operating shape," said Richard Jacobs, President of AAA of Southern New York.

While gas prices are down the news isn't all good for travellers. Hotel and airfare prices are up almost seven percent from last year, according to AAA.