Holiday traffic: When is the worst day to drive in Los Angeles during holiday period?

Date Posted: 12/20/2017

Categories: News, Traffic Tickets, California Highway Patrol, California Drivers

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Across Southern California, 7.2 million people will drive to reach their holiday destination. So when is the worst time to hit the road in Los Angeles? American Automobile Association has some answers.

AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Jan. 1.

In SoCal, 8.2 million people will travel during the 10-day period, and the vast majority - 7.2 million - will go by car or trucks.

AAA and analytics company INRIX looked at historical and recent travel trends to predict the time drivers will experience the greatest amount of congestion on the roads.

In Los Angeles, the worst day to drive will be Wednesday (Dec. 20) between 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., when delays are projected to be 2.5 times longer than usual.

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