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AAA predicts record July 4th travel

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WSIL — If you're heading away for the Fourth of July holiday, AAA says you won't be alone.

AAA predicts nearly 47 million people will be hitting the roads, rails and skies for Independence Day.

They said it's the highest numbers in 20 years. AAA predicted nearly 40 million people will be traveling by car, more than a five percent increase since last year.

AAA said the Fourth of July holiday period is today (Tuesday) through Sunday.

They also suggested people check their batteries and change the oil in their vehicle to avoid potential travel problems.

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