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AAA predicts less SC travel over July 4th Holiday

AAA Carolinas predicts that higher gas prices and a shorter holiday will mean fewer South Carolinians hit the road for July 4th this year. Full story

AAA predicts decline in Va July 4th travel

Travel organization AAA expects more than 1.1 million Virginians to travel at least 50 miles from home to celebrate Independence Day. Full story

Fewer drivers seen on July 4 as shorter holiday, economy bite: AAA

(Reuters) - Fewer drivers will take to the road during the Independence Day holiday in part due to a sluggish economy, but also because people will take less time off, travel group AAA said on Thursday. Full story

‘We don't react as quickly’

   NBC ‘s Tom Costello tested out a new study showing talking and texting—even while using hands-free devices—increases distracted and dangerous driving. He spoke with Jake Nelson, of the American Automobile Association, about the risks of “safer” communication technology in cars.

Electric Car Owners Hit With New Tax

   Robert Darbelnet, American Automobile Association president & CEO, discusses a new tax targeting owners of electric vehicles.

1 in 3 Americans will travel this holiday season

   According to estimates by AAA, 93 million Americans will venture at least 50 miles from home over the holidays. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports on the travel situation from one of the country’s busiest airports in Atlanta.

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  93 million to travel for holidays as storm looms

AAA predicts 93 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more this holiday weekend, and as a massive winter storm rolls across the mid-section of the country, travelers are concerned about delays that may affect the weekend. NBC’s Tom Costello reports.

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