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July 4th traffic: Drivers are most, least likely to take long trips from these cities [Fox Business]

New York City saw greatest decrease in number of long trips taken over Memorial Day weekend
July 3, 2020

Despite the long holiday weekend, fewer people may be driving long distances to celebrate July Fourth, according to a recent report.

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.

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.

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