More Americans are taking to the road this holiday weekend, surveys show.
Travel should rise 9% for the three-day weekend, compared to Fourth of July travel last year, according to a survey of 1,012 people by Hankook Tires. It will be up 3% from 2012.
Of course, the survey was conducted before it became apparent that a hurricane would be bearing down on the East Coast.
Hankook's survey found 69% of Americans say they'll take a summer road trip and when they do, they'll drive an average of 909 miles.
Some of those travelers will take their trips on motorcycles, but that could be problematic for some. Progressive Insurance says that the three-day weekend is the worst of the year for motorcycle claims and accidents.
"Traveling during the Fourth of July weekend is always a new adventure, but don't let your guard down," says Scott Hall, the insurer's motorcycle product manager.
The other weekend hazard is drunk driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that 44% of fatal Fourth of July weekend crashes involve a drunk driver, according to brewer Anheuser-Busch.