About 43 million Americans will travel for the Fourth of July holiday. This is a new record, according to AAA’s annual July 4th annual holiday survey, and an increase of 1.3 percent over last year. Most people, approximately 84 percent or 36 million, will be taking a road trip, a true American pastime for the most patriotic holiday of the year. The lowest gas prices since 2005 have a lot to do with their choice.