US gas prices drive fewer to travel on July 4th

WASHINGTON - Fewer Americans will hit the road during the Independence day weekend, consistently one of the heaviest travel periods of the year, but more are expected to fly to their holiday destinations.
Between Thursday June 30 and Monday July 4, 39 million people will travel 50 miles (80 kms) or more from home, according to AAA Independence Day forecast. That is a 2.5 percent decrease from last year.