“Triple-A Texas is forecasting 2.5-million Texans will be driving to cookouts and fireworks displays this weekend,” Schimmer says. “That is a 3.1-percent increase.”
The Triple-A says travel sentiment -- people wanting to travel -- is up about 10 percent. Gas prices have reached a level not seen since 2008.
Schimmer says it’s important to be safe.
“We want this weekend's celebrations to be fun, but most importantly safe,” she says. “Deaths and injuries as a result of drinking and driving are entirely preventable. They do not have to happen.”