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More Drivers Expected To Hit The Road For 4th Of July Holiday

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OCEAN CITY, Md. - If you plan on traveling this Fourth Of July holiday, looks like you'll have a lot of company.

AAA estimates 41 million Americans will to travel at least 50 miles to ring in America's 238th unofficial birthday, that's up 1.9 percent from last year, and a nearly 14 percent increase compared to the Memorial Day holiday weekend, with more than more than 111,000 from Delaware and 828,400 from Maryland.

"We're working hard and playing hard," said Alisha from Stevensville, Maryland.

And AAA says most of those vacationers are hitting the road.  According to AAA, more than 80 percent of travelers are hitting the road, and the motor club chalks it up to a stronger economy, and people more confident taking on new credit card debt.

Alisha says "No, we didn't even take cost into a factor this year," says Alisha, but vacationers are still looking for ways to save once they get to wherever they're going.

Nicole from Pennsylvania that means"we're staying in a friend's condo, and bringing some groceries with us."

One cost that's hard to cut: parking.  Andy, who runs this parking lot just off the boardwalk says even at $30 a day, his lot is packed "all summer long."

So, if you're hitting the road, or the sky, or maybe traveling by boat for the Fourth, say "hi" to what will probably be one of your many neighbors along the way.

AAA defines the Independence Day holiday travel period as Wednesday July 2nd to Sunday, July 6th.

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