According to the AAA forecast, this year will be the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record. More than 47 million Americans made travel plans, 43.6 million will drive to their destination and more 3 million will be flying. Those choosing to drive will experience the worst congestion heading into the holiday weekend and on the return trip on Monday. If you plan to drive, make sure your car is ready for a long trip, especially if you have not taken one in a couple years. With so many people on the road, here are some summer driving tips to get you safely to your destination:
- Get your car serviced before you go
- Pack an emergency roadside kit
- Buckle up, do not drive distracted or impaired
- Stay alert, stop and rest if you feel tired
- Don’t forget to check the car before you lock it, don’t leave your children or pets unattended in a parked vehicle
- Remember to check the CDC guidance before you go
If you plan to take public transit to your destination, here are the transit schedules for the Holiday Weekend:
If you plan to celebrate locally, here are some local happenings:
- Princeton July 4th Scavenger Hunt at the Morven Museum. Click here for more info.
- Hamilton Township July 4th Fireworks and Concert. More info here.
- Lawrence Township Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks. More info here.
- Go on a bike ride with the family and try a new trail. Some ideas here.
- Go on a hike and try a new trail. Some ideas here.
Whatever you choose to do, we hope you have fun and stay safe.
Happy 4th of July!