Rossen Reports: The worst time to drive on Memorial Day weekend

Rossen Reports: The worst time to drive on Memorial Day weekend

Rossen Reports: The worst time to drive on Memorial Day weekend

Nearly 44 million people are traveling 50 miles or more from home for Memorial Day weekend, according to new projections from AAA.Of those 44 million travelers, more than 38 million are driving to get to their destination, the highest number for that holiday since AAA began tracking in 2000.Insights from the transportation data provider INRIX also reveal the best and worst times to drive during the holiday weekend to avoid traffic. Here are the findings:DateWorst Travel TimeBest Travel TimeThursday, May 2312 p.m. – 6 p.m.Before 11 a.m., after 7 p.m.Friday, May 2412 p.m. – 7 p.m.Before 11 a.m., after 8 p.m.Saturday, May 252 p.m. – 5 p.m.Before 1 p.m., after 6 p.m.Sunday, May 263 p.m. – 7 p.m.Before 1 p.m.Monday, May 273 p.m. – 7 p.m.After 7 p.m.AAA also says gas prices for Memorial Day Weekend will be about the same as they were last year when the national average was $3.57 per gallon.To view the full report, click here.Have a question for Jeff Rossen? He’s answering your consumer questions every Friday in the new segment “Rossen Responds.” Email your questions to him at RossenResponds@hearst.com.

Nearly 44 million people are traveling 50 miles or more from home for Memorial Day weekend, according to new projections from AAA.

Of those 44 million travelers, more than 38 million are driving to get to their destination, the highest number for that holiday since AAA began tracking in 2000.

Insights from the transportation data provider INRIX also reveal the best and worst times to drive during the holiday weekend to avoid traffic. Here are the findings:

Date

Worst Travel Time

Best Travel Time

Thursday, May 23

12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Before 11 a.m., after 7 p.m.

Friday, May 24

12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Before 11 a.m., after 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 25

2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Before 1 p.m., after 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 26

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Before 1 p.m.

Monday, May 27

3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

After 7 p.m.

AAA also says gas prices for Memorial Day Weekend will be about the same as they were last year when the national average was $3.57 per gallon.

To view the full report, click here.

Have a question for Jeff Rossen? He’s answering your consumer questions every Friday in the new segment “Rossen Responds.” Email your questions to him at RossenResponds@hearst.com.


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