DLP Fights for Victims Injured in Automobile Accidents- The Washington Post reports on: “The best times to drive for Thanksgiving”

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Date: November 22, 2022
Posted In: Auto Accidents | DLP Law

       Buckle up for your Thanksgiving road trip! The Washington Post reports that AAA anticipates “49 million people” will travel on the roads this Thanksgiving. Automobile travel is expected to increase by “0.4 percent” from last year. However, these numbers are not expected to surpass those recorded in pre-pandemic years. Nevertheless, Thanksgiving remains a very busy holiday for road travel according to AAA’s senior vice president, Paula Twindale.

     In this article, Washington Post author, James Bikales, includes the best times to travel on the roads this holiday. Bikales based his recommendations on research from Google, which projects the heaviest traffic to be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the evenings of Tuesday, November 22nd, and Wednesday, November 23rd because regular work commuter traffic will intersect with holiday travel traffic. Therefore, he suggests leaving for your road trip on Monday, November 21st at eight o’clock in the evening.

    In order to inform those who cannot travel until November 23rd and to make road trips smoother for automobile travelers, Bikales writes that Triple AAA has collaborated with “INRIX”, a “transportation analytics firm”, to predict the heaviest Thanksgiving travel traffic times. INRIX predicts that Thanksgiving traffic will reach its pinnacle in the afternoon on Wednesday, November 23rd. Because of this, it is smart for drivers to start their travels at 8:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. INRIX recommends driving in the early morning on Thanksgiving day or traveling after 6 o’clock on Thanksgiving evening as the roads will be most congested from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

      As for departure times, INRIX says that drivers should begin their travel home prior to 11:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and earlier than 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Lastly, INRIX strongly recommends that drivers should not travel in between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 P.M. on Black Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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        Increased traffic on the roads can lead to a greater number of automobile accidents. When traveling this Thanksgiving, please follow all driving safety precautions. Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P. wishes you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving as well as a healthy and safe start to the holiday season! Remember: Injury? Call DLP! (570) C-A-L-L-D-L-P.

Works Cited

Bikales, James. “The best times to drive for Thanksgiving.” The Washington Post, 15 November 2022, https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2022/11/15/thanksgiving-best-time-drive-traffic/. Accessed 18 November 2022.

Tara Lynott
Intern, Dougherty Leventhal & Price, LLP