The Best Travel Times To Avoid Traffic This Thanksgiving

Many of us likely time our commutes in an effort to avoid as much traffic as possible.  Did you know that you can also do the same with your upcoming Thanksgiving travels?


If you are planning on driving this Thanksgiving, USA Today summarized an analysis from Waze, the popular navigation app.  In their analysis, Waze provided the following key pieces of information:

Tuesday: Peak traffic from 4-8 p.m. Huge increase in usage starting from 1 p.m. until the end of the day.
Wednesday: Peak from 3-7 p.m. Large increase in usage starting from 11:00 a.m. till the end of the day.
Thursday: Behavior similar to a weekend day and not a work day.
Friday: Behavior similar to a weekend day and not a work day.
Saturday: Small increase in usage.
Sunday: Peak traffic from 1-6 p.m. Entire day is above average.
Monday: Increase in usage in late morning.

With this knowledge in mind, hopefully you are able to convince your friends and family that you should travel during the off peak periods in an effort to minimize your hassles!

Related: Brace Yourself: 2015 Thanksgiving Travel Is Expected To Be The Busiest In Years

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