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The Return of the American Road Trip?

Last updated on November 8, 2019 at 11:40 am

The cheap price of gas may be fueling the return of the American road trip, according to a New York Times article. Adding to the country’s renewed wanderlust is the priceless experience that comes from hitting the open road, the Times wrote.

“This may be a cultural shift, as Americans experiment with the notion that maybe money can, in fact, buy happiness, at least in the form of adventures and memories. It is a change that appears to have taken root in the years since the 2008 financial crisis.”

Whether it is a thirst for adventure or just a cheap way to travel, Americans in 2015 drove about 3.15 trillion miles, besting the previous record of 3 trillion miles set in 2007, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

If you’re heading out for a summertime road trip, Plymouth Rock Assurance in NJ has tips for safe travels.

Prepare your car for a safe journey

Make sure your car is ready bumper to bumper. You may already take care of some of the routine items (like a tune up, oil change, and an air conditioning checkup) but don’t forget the details. It may also be a good idea to make sure your auto insurance is road-trip ready. Read more about auto coverages and policy options.

Join the fight against distracted driving

While the essence of road tripping hasn’t changed much in the past 50 years, safe driving has (see for yourself here). Help make our roads safer by staying focused 100% of the time you’re behind the wheel.

Need some suggestions?

There are plenty of New Jersey road trip opportunities. Here are just some of the historical and natural gems the Garden State has to offer, including summer destinations.

What’s your best road trip tip or destination? Let us know by sharing it in the comments.

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