GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A strong economy and cheap gas prices are among the reasons the upcoming July Fourth weekend is expected to be the busiest on highways since 2007, AAA spokesman Robert Sinclair said.
“Sixteen and a half million new vehicles sold last year,” Sinclair told WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs. “As when you have a new vehicle and some time off and relatively cheap gasoline, people take full advantage and get out and take that trip.READ MORE: AP: Federal Judge Deals Blow To Vaccine Mandate For New York City Teachers
“The economy has a lot to do with it,” Sinclair added. “People have more disposable income. Household net worth is up.”READ MORE: De Blasio Says City Prepared For School Staffing Shortages As COVID Vaccine Deadline Approaches