If you haven’t hit the road just yet for the long holiday weekend, it’s ok. Just sit back and relax because the best time to leave to avoid the most traffic is actually coming up.
A new study posted on the Washington Post studied Memorial Day holiday traffic and found that traffic is heaviest today until after 7:00 P.M. What’s the worst time to hit the road? The heaviest traffic times are between 3:00 and 4:00 P.M.
But don’t worry, if you waited until today to head out of town, you’re actually better off than the people who tried to get an early jump. The worst Memorial Day traffic every year is on Thursday and the second-worst is on Wednesday. So, since it’s Friday, you’re in better shape!
In fact, the Thursday before Memorial Day has the worst traffic of any day of the entire year. However, we don’t agree with that completely if you’ve ever tried to go to the beach down I-4 EB during the Daytona 500 or Spring Break!
Be safe out there, buckle up and don’t forget to honor the men and women that currently serve and that have served our country in the past.