A new study conducted by AAA suggests not as many Americans will be traveling over this year’s 4th of July weekend. Click to hear KMZU’s Jillian Molloy talk with Vice President of Public Affairs Mike Wright.

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Press Release from AAA:

AAA’s newest study suggest 39 million Americans will only be traveling 50 miles or more from home this Fourth of July holiday weekend, stretching from June 30th to July Fourth.

That is an overall 2.5% decrease from last year.

Officials with AAA attributed this decrease to prices at the pump.

AAA expects gasoline prices to pinch lower-income households, leaving more celebrations local.

AAA said the percentage of travelers with a household income of $50,000 or less is expected to decrease to 33% from 41% just a year earlier.