NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The big Fourth of July holiday weekend is now just a few days away and there is good news for drivers. If you are planning to hit the road, you will be paying less to fill up the car. Many drivers said they are taking advantage.
According to AAA, the national average of regular unleaded is currently at $3.57 a gallon and $3.93 for a gallon of diesel. That is about a quarter a gallon savings from a month ago, though still up about $.80 from last year.
In Nashville alone, gas prices have also dropped about $.25 a gallon from just last month. Gas is currently hovering at $3.40 a gallon for regular unleaded. Last year at this time, gas was under $3.00 for regular unleaded.
Even with the dropping prices, AAA predicts a million fewer people will travel for the Fourth of July weekend.
The highest recorded average according to AAA was in 2008 when gas was more than $4 a gallon.