(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
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.
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.
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.