Planning on getting out of town today? Good luck.
AAA is predicting that a record-breaking 112.5 million Americans will head out this year, meaning 1 out of every 3 people will be headed out on the roads and airports – the most since AAA began tracking these things and a 4.4% increase over last year.
“With a record-level number of travelers hitting the road this holiday, drivers must be prepared for delays in major metro areas – with Thursday, Dec. 20, being the nation’s worst day to travel,” says Trevor Reed, transportation analyst at INRIX told Accuweather.
“Our advice is to avoid traveling during peak commuting hours. If schedules allow, leave bright and early, or after the morning commute,” Reed said.
The busiest time on So Cal freeways will be today between 2:30 and 3:30 pm, so if you were planning to head in or out of Los Angeles at that time, maybe just don’t if at all possible.
For those looking for the least crowded travel days, AAA says that Christmas Eve and Christmas day see the fewest air travelers because, well, it’s freakin’ Christmas and who wants to be on a plane that day?
Anyhoo, for all of you Cactus Hugs readers heading out for the Holidays, good luck out there!