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July 4th traffic: Drivers are most, least likely to take long trips from these cities
Traffic congestion expected as coronavirus lockdowns lift
Some are fearing a ‘carmageddon’ as workers who previously used public transit will likely begin driving more as they return to their jobs. FOX Business’ Kristina Partsinevelos with more.
Despite the long holiday weekend, fewer people may be driving long distances to celebrate July Fourth, according to a recent report.
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Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) analyzed traffic from Memorial Day weekends in 2019 and 2020 in order to estimate what road travel will look like on July Fourth, since Memorial Day is the most recent long holiday weekend.
Overall, the report found that drivers’ trips over holiday weekends have generally declined during the coronavirus pandemic, especially long trips of more than 50 miles.
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CMT’s report found that in the 46 cities it analyzed, the number of long trips decreased by 30 percent from Memorial Day weekend 2019 to Memorial Day weekend 2020.
There was an average drop of 21.6 percent of all trips during the holiday weekend this year compared to the holiday weekend last year, CMT found.