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Worst Times for Holiday Weekend Travel

Published Thursday Aug 30, 2018

Worst Times for Holiday Weekend Travel

Sometimes leaving early doesn't avoid traffic—it creates it. In this story by Justin Hughes, at, the Drivemode app predicts the worst times for holiday weekend travel.

The year's most dangerous days of driving start with Memorial Day weekend, which was no picnic, and ends with Labor Day weekend, which sees similarly high traffic volumes. The safe driving app Drivemode analyzed driving trends of over 756,000 anonymized Android users to forecast traffic patterns for many cities across the U.S. To determine the worst time of day to be driving in a metro area, Drivemode compared the number of minutes it took an average driver to travel one mile, hour by hour, on the Thursday and Friday before the holiday.

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