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Californians will still travel on July 4th despite gas prices

Historically high gas prices across the country are not expected to deter people from traveling for the Independence Day holiday. AAA predicts that travel will reach 98% of pre-pandemic levels by July 4th. “Despite high inflation, despite high gas prices, people are still going to get out there and they’re still going to take their summer vacation,” said Aldo Vazquez, AAA spokesman for Northern California. “Our data shows that more and more people are traveling this year than last year, and the vast majority of those people prefer to get to their destination by car, no matter how high those prices are,” he told the vast majority people, it’s really stopping them from having a quality of life,” driver Mary Ellen said. “The tax credit for millions of Americans. The deal also suspends the state sales tax on diesel. | MORE | 23 million Californians will receive payments for “Reducing Inflation” after the Budget Deal The scheme includes providing 23 million Californians — which includes taxpayers and their dependents — with direct payments of up to $1,050. Payments will be made through direct deposit or debit refunds, according to the Newsom administration. cards for tax declarants by the end of October. The same people KCRA spoke to 3, said the discount won’t come soon enough. “Too little, too late. People need help and we’re not getting it,” driver Mike Taylor said. “It’s like a slap in the face that this small gesture should compensate for more than just high gas prices, high food prices and higher rents,” Quinn Hester said. AAA said its research shows people are cutting back on daily expenses – doing less. everyday driving and cutting back on dining out to save money on summer travel.

Historically high gas prices across the country are not expected to deter people from traveling to the Independence Day holiday.

AAA predicts that travel will reach 98% of pre-pandemic levels during the Fourth of July.

“Despite high inflation, despite high gas prices, people will still go there and take summer vacations,” said Aldo Vazquez, AAA spokesman for Northern California.

“Our data shows that more and more people are traveling this year than last year, and the vast majority of those people prefer to get to their destination by car, no matter how high those prices are,” he said.

But some people KCRA 3 spoke to said they hope high gas prices will come down.

“For ordinary people, for the vast majority of people, it really prevents them from having a quality of life,” driver Mary Ellen said.

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