AAA says 48M Americans expect to travel July Fourth weekend
AAA estimates 48 million Americans will travel this holiday weekend.
Of the 48 million, AAA says 91%, or 44 million, are expected to drive.
They say that the number is around 2 million more people who are hitting the road than in 2019 before the pandemic.
AAA says regionally, 2.5 million New Englanders plan to take road trips this weekend.
State Police will be out in full force on state roads and highways, and they will be cracking down on violations.
Roving DUI patrols are also expected to be out around the state.
Troopers want to make sure motorists buckle up, obey the speed limit, and remove any distractions behind the wheel.
Troopers are also stressing the importance of Connecticut's Move Over Law.
The law requires drivers who encounter an emergency vehicle stopped with its lights on the side of the road to slow down and move over one lane if it's safe to do so.
AAA says alcohol leads to nearly half of fatal crashes on July Fourth.
Now that marijuana is also legal for adults in the state, AAA wants to make sure drivers remember the importance of staying sober.