July 4th Traffic: The Best And Worst Times To Travel

Buckle up for traffic over the July 4th weekend, when millions of Americans are expected to hit the road. An estimated 44.2 million people will travel at least 50 miles from home during this break, according to AAA. And most of those travelers will drive. Traffic analytics firm Inrix used historical data to make predictions for the best and worst times to drive. The firm says, if possible, leave today (July 29th) or Saturday (July 1st), and expect heavy traffic around popular fireworks viewing spots within cities. For example, if you’re heading out of New York City and traveling to Atlantic City, New Jersey, you can expect travel times to be an hour longer on Friday versus the weekend. But if you’re traveling to New England, travel times may double for travelers heading to Stamford, Connecticut on I-95. (Fox)