Turkey Day is tomorrow, and if you’re like so many other Americans, you’ve either already started cooking or are getting ready to go enjoy a weekend with family. However, just like in the old Andy Williams tune “Home for the Holidays,” gee, the traffic is going to be terrific, and not in the good sense.
More traffic means more opportunities for car accidents. The Washington Post published an article earlier this week to help motorists avoid clogged up highways and interstates, which, for you, hopefully translates to a crash-free Thanksgiving!
First, the night before Thanksgiving is easily the worst time to be on the roads. There is more highway traffic between 10 p.m. and midnight than at any other time of the day according to Google data, so at least try to plan not to be driving during those times.
Second, Saturday is the most open day of the weekend for travel. If you can manage to tear yourself away and get an early start on the trip home, that’s the time to do it.
Third, Black Friday traffic isn’t great, but it’s much better than Wednesday night traffic. If you must make the treks to Wal-Mart or the malls, at least gridlock won’t be chief among your worries.
Finally, if you’re shopping for a Christmas tree this weekend, consider waiting until Monday. Everyone else is googling places to buy Christmas trees all through the weekend, so you’ll likely be one of many trying to find that perfect O Tannenbaum.
Safe travels this weekend! If you do happen to get hurt in a car crash, call us at 502-633-6002 for the most trusted legal advice in the area. The first consultation is absolutely free. Happy Thanksgiving!