Thanksgiving Day travel can be dangerous as well as stressful. Through an analysis of travel data, Google has compiled a list of cities with the worst traffic during Thanksgiving week. Three Texas cities made the list.
The study analyzed data from Thanksgiving week in 2014 and included 21 cities. Dallas has the fifth worst Thanksgiving holiday traffic in the nation. Houston and Austin ranked eighth and ninth respectively. The top three worst places to be on the highway during the Thanksgiving holiday were Los Angeles, Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
Texas Travel Tips
Google data suggests that most traffic occurs on the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. Travelers typically experience the most congestion between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday also has a lot of road congestion as most people will start heading home then.
Instead of Saturday, Google suggests that travelers return on Sunday since Saturdays traffic may be up to 40 percent heavier than Sundays.
Other travel tips to stay safe this holiday include:
- Consider heading home on Black Friday when people are still shopping
- Download AAA’s free app to find routes
- Make sure to buckle up any time you are in a vehicle
- Keep your cellphone down while driving
- Pull over if you must make a call or send a text
- Do not drink and drive
Also, pay attention to the weather. Icy roads, snow and rain can cause dangerous road conditions. It is imperative to remain aware of your surroundings at all times.
If you are injured in an auto accident this Thanksgiving holiday, contact the Fort Worth car accident lawyer at Anderson Cummings to get the compensation you deserve. A licensed Fort Worth personal injury attorney from our firm can help to review the details of your claim and help to protect your rights.
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