Los Angeles is home to some of the worst commutes in whole country, so perhaps it's not a huge surprise to anyone who drives on a regular basis that traffic on the day before Thanksgiving is expected to be the worst in the nation, according to a study by traffic information firm Inrix. Trips on Wednesday—deceptively nicknamed "getaway day"—are expected to take 36 percent longer on average, with peak times from 3 to 5 in the afternoon. Perhaps it would be more efficient for everyone to just Skype their family members while eating meals at home.
A rep for Inrix tells the LA Times that leaving either before or after the late afternoon peak times might spare drivers a little road pain, but that leaving the morning of Thanksgiving would be even better. The unfortunate folks picking up at LAX on Wednesday and traveling on the 110 south can expect the worst delays on their trip between 7 and 8 a.m., with delays of up to 15 minutes, which actually just sounds like regular holiday traffic at the airport.
· The Smart Traveler's Thanksgiving Traffic Tips [Inrix]
· L.A. drivers to face nation's worst traffic on day before Thanksgiving [LAT]
· The Absolute Worst Times to Drive on Every Freeway in LA [Curbed LA]