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These are the worst times to drive on Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and according to AAA, 43 million Americans are set to leave home for the holiday this year. That’s the second-highest number of travelers since AAA began tracking the data in 2000. Of those 43 million, 37.6 million will be driving, a number that’s 3.5% higher than last year’s.

In most populated areas, traffic is inevitable, but certain times will be worse than others to be on the roads. From AAA: “For the 37.6 million Americans traveling by automobile, INRIX, in collaboration with AAA, predicts drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion on Thursday, May 23 and Friday, May 24 in the late afternoon as commuters leave work early and mix with holiday travelers. Several major U.S. metros could experience double the travel times compared to a normal trip, while [Boston] and Washington, D.C., could see three times the delay.” Here’s a more granular breakdown of the worst times to drive on Memorial Day Weekend:

Credit: AAA and INRIX

If you’re hitting the road this weekend, good luck and safe travels!

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