According to AAA, more Americans are traveling for Independence Day than ever before.  A record breaking 48.9 million travelers will hit the roads.

July 3rd is said to be the worst day for traveling by car because of the mix of commuters and holiday travelers.  In some areas around the country, it's estimated to be four times the normal commute.

According to WILX News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, a combination of a still strong economy, low unemployment, high consumer spending, and gas prices that are 20 cents lower than this time last year have all inspired people to be more lenient with their summer spending and travel.

Traveling by automobile is the most popular route of travel for Michigan residents as 1.5 million plan to take to the road, while 72,000 will be flying to and from their destinations.