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By Product Expert | Posted in Seasonal, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 at 7:31 pm
How do I avoid Memorial Day traffic near Meridian, MS?
If you’re planning on getting out of town for Memorial Day weekend this year, you probably already have accommodations booked and, hopefully, have started the laborious process of packing. But do you have firm plans for when you plan on leaving? The American Automobile Association has released its annual traveler’s forecast for the upcoming holiday weekend and it’s going to be yet another record-setting year for motorists hitting the road. If you’re wondering, ‘How do I avoid Memorial Day traffic near Meridian, MS,’ a few of the Meridian Honda product experts might have some tips that could be a game-changer this weekend. Let’s take a look at what they found.
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According to the AAA, more than 37 million people will be traveling by car, truck or SUV this Memorial Day Weekend. This makes prior route planning all the more important.
“Drivers in the most congested metros should expect much worse conditions than normal,” Trevor Reed, transportation analyst, INRIX, said in a press release. “Travelers should anticipate delays to start on Wednesday and continue through Memorial Day. Our advice to drivers is to avoid the morning and evening commuting times or plan alternate routes.”
Timing is everything
A major portion of the annual AAA holiday traffic forecast is looking at the worst days and times for leaving. Unfortunately for us, their data is centered around major metropolitan areas and doesn’t really give us any tangible insights for our area. However, with a little logic and extrapolation, we can help you avoid traffic jams and slow-downs that will delay your weekend. Getting caught in traffic can result in multiplying travel times up to a factor of three.
Regardless of which day you leave, the data we’ve seen from AAA suggests that leaving a little before or a little after noon should present few, if any, issues. If you’re going to be driving long distances and need more time to get to your destination, leaving in the morning is also a solid plan.
You might have curated an outstanding playlist of your favorite traveling songs or queued up all of the podcasts you’ve missed to help make the drive go by a little faster, but don’t forget about terrestrial radio. Occasionally finding a local radio station will help you stay up-to-date on current traffic problems. Using navigation apps like Google Maps or WAZE can also be very beneficial for avoiding construction, accidents and bottlenecks.
It’s always a good idea to have your vehicle looked at before you hit the road. Make an appointment with the Meridian Honda Service Department today for a last-minute oil change or other needed maintenance.