NBC33 Exclusive: Gas Prices To Impact Summer Travel? (NBC33 VIDEO)

By Michael Klopfenstein

July 3, 2013 Updated Jul 3, 2013 at 9:45 PM EDT

UNITED STATES (www.nbc33.com) – For many Americans, hitting the road for the 4th of July weekend is a tradition. This summer, the tradition may be changing.

AAA Auto Club estimates that the number of travelers this summer will decrease by 300,000. The reason: some say the cost of travel is too high.

Research Now conducted a survey that found that 55% of Americans are likely to take fewer road trips if the price of gas rises this summer. The same survey took opinions of renewable energy sources.

A majority of these renewable fuels come from crops like corn and switchgrass. Other sources of renewable energy include wood waste and even garbage.

Back to the survey, 63% of people think that renewable energy might help bring down the cost of gas. 75% of those surveyed want a more renewable fuel option.

As the big holiday draws near, people are still waiting to see if any big changes will happen at the pump.

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