There seems to be no question. The number of people traveling this Thanksgiving holiday will be higher than we’ve seen in the past 12 years! AAA predicts 51 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home between Wednesday, November 22 and Sunday, November 26 with 89 percent of them on the road. That’s a lot of vehicles on the highway!
But check it out! Apps that analyze traffic patterns and commute times are dropping hints as to when we might see the most congestion. These are the hours you might want to avoid:
- Tuesday, November 21 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 22 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 23 from Noon – 2:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 24 from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 25 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, November 26 from 4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.
“No matter how congested, no matter what the driving conditions are, we ask that everyone drive safely and courteously,” said CSLEA Chairman Kenny Ehrman. “Give yourself plenty of time, take a relaxed attitude, use your turn signals and obey speed limits. We want everyone to have the happiest of Thanksgivings! We’re out on the road together! Let’s arrive alive!”