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Record Number of Drivers Predicted This July 4th on Delmarva

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SALISBURY, Md. - AAA is predicting record number of travelers for this July 4th holiday weekend, including on Delmarva.

The weekend is considered Thursday, June 29 through the actual holiday.

Greg Geesaman grew up in the Salisbury area and said he knows what to expect traffic-wise come Independence Day weekend.

"If I go anywhere it'll probably be to Ocean City," he said. "I'll definitely try to hit all the back roads maybe try and drive through Bishopville or something like that to get there, but definitely I'm going to avoid Route 50."

Joe Evert said he is prepared too.

"It's pretty busy, I mean everybody's trying to get away," he said. "Some people going to Virginia Beach, some people going to Ocean City, some people even come to Salisbury, it's pretty busy."

According to AAA, nationwide more than 36 million people will be filling the roadways.

In Delaware - more than 100,000 will be hitting the road, that's more than 86 percent of statewide travelers.

In Maryland there will also be record increases in drivers, more than 700,000 people will travel by car; that's a 1.3 percent increase from last year.

Then in Virginia, AAA expects more than 1,023,000 drivers traveling throughout the state, that's up 1.4 percent.

Jazmine Mullen of Seaford said she's kind of glad she won't be one of those travelers.

"I would rather not deal with traffic," she said. "I don't like being stuck in traffic, especially when you're on your way to a great time it can really bug you."

"It makes sense to me," Geesaman added. "Gas prices are down, and it just seems that everyone is wanting to enjoy the weather, we've had a rough Winter and rainy Spring so I can see why people want to travel this weekend."

Geesaman is right, according to AAA, one explanation for the increase in drivers is the lowest gas prices since 2005.

The trend also implies more people will be driving this weekend then throughout Memorial Day weekend on Delmarva.

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