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Biggest Travel Weekend Of The Year Upon Us

Sacramento, CA — Although travel continues to be constrained over concerns about high gas prices and ever increasing travel expenses, million of Californians still plan to celebrate Independence Day, by leaving town.

According to a new report from AAA of Northern California, more than 5.6 million Californians are expected to travel 50 miles or more this upcoming holiday, a 1.4 percent increase from last year.

AAA says Independence Day holiday travel is the busiest summer holiday, and it is also the deadliest on the highways. In 2004 253 people were involved in fatal car crashes during the July 4th holiday and alcohol was a factor in 225 of the deaths.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh