If you’re headed over the hill and through the woods to grandmother’s house for the holidays, chances are you are making the drive today or tomorrow to be there on Christmas day. Don’t go today, if you can help it. The traffic-tracking app Waze has released data on the best and worst times to drive over the holidays, and today is one of the worst.
Good Housekeeping reports that the worst possible times to drive are Wednesday between 3-6 p.m. and Thursday, anytime after noon. These are the times when people are getting off work and getting in the car for their road trips. The Sunday following Christmas is also bad because people will be headed home from their holiday destinations.
The best driving times are anytime Friday, because it’s actually on Christmas Day.