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Record number of road-trippers gearing up for July 4
Record number of road-trippers gearing up for July 4

Are you preparing to hit the road this holiday weekend? You're not alone: according to AAA, a record number of Americans will be joining you. How many, exactly? AAA predicts that 43 million folks will head to beaches, mountains, or any other place they can avoid seeing the allegedly disastrous...Read More»

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Report: Memorial Day weekend accidents & fatalities await drivers

Many Americans are in the midst of preparing for a long Memorial Day weekend. According to the nonprofit National Safety Council, the holiday's name is grimly ironic, as accidents and fatalities are set to soar. For more than a century, the Council has kept tabs on safety stats in America's...Read More»

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Yikes: July 4 Weekend To Be The Deadliest In Years

Millions of Americans are planning road trips for the upcoming holiday weekend. If history is any guide, though, hundreds of those travelers won't return home alive -- and the situation could be especially tragic this year. The National Safety Council projects that the U.S. will see more traffic...Read More»

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Labor Day Travel Rebounds To Pre-Recession Levels: 35 Million To Hit The Road This Weekend

If you're hoping to enjoy a quiet getaway over the upcoming holiday weekend, you might want to dial back your expectations. According to AAA, you're going to have a lot of traveling companions this Labor Day -- more than you've had in several years. In fact, based on AAA's projections, some...Read More»

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July 4 Reminder: Road Trip Meltdowns Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

If you're one of nearly 35 million Americans hitting the road this weekend, remember to plan ahead. Keeping all of your passengers entertained is the surest way to maintain civility in the family sedan and avoid accidents. That groundbreaking piece of news comes from CarInsurance.com, which...Read More»

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July 4: Still The Deadliest Day Of The Year For American Drivers

It's been said before, and unfortunately, it's still true: July 4 remains the deadliest day of the year for American motorists. It's particularly deadly for younger drivers. Between 2008 and 2012, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that a total of 630 people were killed on July 4 --...Read More»

Fireworks at the U.S. Capitol, July 4, 2012
Brace Yourselves: AAA Expects 41 Million Americans To Hit The Roads July 4

Americans: if you're planning to sneak out of town for the long holiday weekend, expect a bit of company along the way. According to AAA, you'll be schlepping to the beaches, mountains, and theme parks with about 40,999,999 fellow travelers. This weekend, AAA expects to see some 41 million...Read More»

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10 Most-Congested Highways & Cities In The U.S.

Earlier today, we told you about AAA's travel projections for Memorial Day weekend. (Spoiler alert: traffic's going to be heavy.) Of course, things will be busier in some places than others. Opting for back roads instead of beach roads is probably a good idea, as is avoiding the ten most-congested...Read More»

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Fasten Your Seatbelts, AAA Says It's Going To Be A Bumpy Weekend For Memorial Day Traffic

As Loverboy once said, everybody's working for the weekend. That's doubly true now, as Americans look forward to the long, Memorial Day holiday after enduring a some chilly winter temps. ALSO SEE: 10 Most-Congested Highways & Cities In The U.S. But while the idea of a beach retreat seems...Read More»

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AAA Says Fewer Americans Are Traveling For Thanksgiving This Year. What Gives?

If you live in the U.S. and plan to travel this holiday week, you're not alone. According to AAA, over 43 million Americans -- 43.4 million, to be exact -- are expecting to do the same. That sounds like lots of traffic headaches in the making -- and in fairness, it probably is. But it's worth...Read More»

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Grim Prediction: Nearly 400 U.S. Traffic Fatalities Over The Labor Day Weekend

Earlier this week, we told you that roadway traffic during the Labor Day weekend is expected to heavy -- as heavy as it was before the Great Recession. Today, a little more bad news. As you might expect with increased traffic, there are likely to be more traffic fatalities over the holiday, too...Read More»

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AAA: Labor Day Traffic Will Rebound To Pre-Recession Levels

Road-trippers have had it easy the past few years. The Great Recession took a significant toll on vacation travel, leaving the highways and byways a little less crowded on holiday weekends. But according to AAA, the party's officially over. In a new travel forecast, AAA predicts that 34.1 folks...Read More»

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July 4 Remains The Deadliest Day For American Drivers

July 4 is many things to many people. To most U.S. adults, it's a day off. To the gregarious, it's a day to spend around the grill with friends and family. And to pyrophiles, it's a little slice of heaven on Earth. July 4 also marks the start of car-theft season. And according to the Insurance...Read More»

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New Year's Day Is The 2nd Most Popular For Car Thieves

Crime never takes a holiday. In fact, popular holidays can be a bonanza for bad guys (and gals), and one of their favorites is coming up tomorrow. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, Halloween is the busiest holiday for car thieves, with 2,328 vehicles reported stolen in 2011. Just a...Read More»

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Rental Cars In Short Supply For Thanksgiving Thanks To Sandy

If you're planning to rent a car for the Thanksgiving drive to grandma's house but haven't yet secured your vehicle, you should shift your search into high gear. News reports indicate that many rental car lots in the northeastern U.S. are sitting empty this holiday season, due to Hurricane Sandy...Read More»

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Thanksgiving Travel: Better In L.A., Worse In Dallas, Atlanta

We have good news and bad news for Thanksgiving road-trippers. The good news is, roadways will be slightly less congested than they were last year, meaning that you'll make better time getting over the river and through the woods. The bad news? The drop in traffic stems from record-high gas prices...Read More»

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Planning A Memorial Day Road Trip? Here's What To Expect

Memorial Day means many things to Americans: An opportunity to remember those who've died in service of their country. A chance to get together with friends and relatives. Cookouts. Picnics. Box socials. (They still have those, right?) Thanks to the three-day weekend, Memorial Day is also a great...Read More»

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Gas Prices Up Slightly Over Labor Day Weekend: Irene To Blame?

If you're packing the coolers, the picnic blankets, and the rooftop carrier—and heading out on the road over the Labor Day holiday weekend, be glad that you're not paying even more at the pump. Hurricane Irene—in addition to wreaking havoc on much of the Northeast—affected some...Read More»

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Americans To Drive More, Fly Less This Labor Day Weekend

The last gasp of summer is quickly approaching and families across America are making plans to do something to celebrate Labor Day weekend. According to a forecast from AAA, that means some 31.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend. That's a drop of 2.4...Read More»

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