Over 977,000 Marylanders are expected to travel this 4th of July holiday weekend

MARYLAND- Maryland’s travel volume is expected to top 2021 numbers during this year’s July 4th holiday weekend, this is according to AAA.

Overall, 977,460 Marylanders are expected to travel, that’s up 2.1%  from last year. That number includes travel by car,  plane, and boat. We’re told despite the higher costs across the board, with gas, plane tickets, hotel rooms and more there’s still a pent up demand to get away. AAA said with more people on the road they want to remind motorists to make sure their car is “road ready.”

“In fact 90% or nearly 880,000 Marylanders are expected to drive to their holiday destinations,” Ragina Ali, Spokesperson for AAA in Maryland and Washington, D.C., said. “We know at AAA we are expecting to come to the aid of about 446,000 motorists nationwide over this holiday weekend; many people have not stayed on top of their vehicle maintenance.”

AAA said it’s important to remember the “Slow Down, Move Over” law when traveling. We’re told last year one of their tow trucks drivers was killed on July 4th; so make sure you’re moving over and changing lanes when you see emergency vehicles working in and around traffic.

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