The 4th of July is a major travel time for a lot of Michiganders

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Regardless of where you're final destination is, you don't want to get stuck in traffic trying to get there.

I've found some great advice and tips to check out before hitting the road this 4th of July Weekend.

Hey Michigan! Don't Get Stuck In Record-Breaking Travel This July 4th Weekend

According to AAA Michigan, this year's 4th of July travel is expected to break records, with 4.17 million Americans flying to their destinations, an increase of 11.2% over 2022 and 6.6% over 2019.

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In Michigan alone, more than 1.7 million residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more to their destination, which is 76,000 more travelers than the previous record set last year.

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With so many people on the road, it's important to plan ahead to avoid traffic and have a safe trip.

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Here are some tips to help you prepare.

Five 4th of July Travel Tips

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Plan your route: Before you hit the road, plan your route and check for any construction or traffic delays.

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Use a GPS or map app to find the best route and avoid congested areas.

Travel during off-peak hours: Try to avoid traveling during peak hours, which are typically between 4-7 pm on weekdays.

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Consider leaving early in the morning or late at night to avoid traffic.

Pack smart: Pack everything you need for your trip, including snacks, water, and entertainment for the kids.

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Make sure your car is in good condition and has been serviced recently.

Be patient: With so many people on the road, it's important to be patient and courteous to other drivers.

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Avoid aggressive driving and give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination.

Follow safety guidelines: Always wear your seatbelt and follow traffic laws.

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Avoid distracted driving, including texting or using your phone while driving.

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