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Fewer people to travel this July 4 holiday weekend
There will be fewer travelers this July 4 holiday weekend compared to last year, predicts AAA of Northern California. The reason? Last year, July 4 fell on a Wednesday, so more people took the entire week off, adding up to the highest volume of travel in the past 10 years, said Cynthia Harris, organization spokesperson." The Golden State should see about 4.7 million of its residents journeying at least 50 miles to their holiday destination. That's a 0.7 percent decrease from the previous year. Of those travelers, 3.7 million plan to drive, 550,000 will fly and 425,000 will go by some other form of transportation. Nationwide, a little more than 40 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home, a 0.8 percent drop from 2012. If you plan to travel this holiday weekend, find travel tips at http://ots.ca.gov/Media_and_Research/Press_Room/2013/doc/2013_Summer_Safe_Driving.pdf.