CINCINNATI — Traveling this weekend? Join the crowd. With most COVID-19 restrictions lifted, AAA expects as many as 40 million Americans to hit the road for the Fourth of July, and 95% of people will be driving, not flying.
That could mean headache-inducing traffic jams on all major interstate highways.
To avoid traffic jams, AAA said departure times are a lot more important than you might think.
Worst times to drive this weekend
AAA has put together this list of the worst times to drive:
- Thursday, July 1, and Friday, July 2, from 3-5 p.m.
- Saturday, July 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Monday, July 5, from 4-5 p.m., when everyone is coming back home.
Moore said your best day to return is Sunday, July 4, not Monday.
"Sunday is a great, wide-open day to get back home early," she said.
AAA also said some of the worst areas for traffic around the country this weekend will involve I-75. They said watch for heavy traffic on I-75 around Atlanta, I-75 in Detroit, and -- no surprise -- I-75 in Northern Kentucky.
Drive safe and don't waste your money.
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