Headed North for the 4th? Don’t Drive On The 3rd
The 4th of July is right around the corner. UP NORTH is calling.
And if you're traveling, you won't be alone. AAA says the roads and the airports will be packed.
- A record 48.9-million Americans will travel 50 miles or more during the Fourth of July holiday weekend from July 3-7, which is 4.1% more than last year
- 41.4-million people will be hitting the road, up 4.3% from last year, with 3.96-million people flying to their destination, up 5.3% from last year (AAA)
And if you are driving, you should try to leave early. Like Tuesday. Because if you hit the road Wednesday, you could be going nowhere FAST.
The busiest day on the roads will be July 3, when commuters and holiday travelers mix, AAA determined in collaboration with INRIX.
- NEVER drink and drive.
- Click it or ticket.
- Watch your speed and aggressive driving. MSP said they will definitely be looking for this and ticketing especially on I-94.
- Plan ahead. Check MDOT before you leave to find out about construction delays.
- LEAVE EARLY. We suggest July 2nd if you can.
- Be safe (especially with your fireworks), be kind and courteous to your fellow human being, and TAKE US WITH YOU - Download the free 97-5 NOW FM APP!