Thanksgiving Week: Most Congested, Dangerous Days To Drive, Study Says

Posted: Nov 26 2019, 10:45pm CST | by , in Black Friday 2019

 

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Thanksgiving week: most congested, dangerous days to drive, study says

You may want to stay indoors this week.

There are days and cities you may want to avoid when you plan to drive during the Thanksgiving week, according to a report by Cambridge Mobile Telematics.

In the wake of Thanksgiving when almost 50 million Americans drive to visit their families and friends, Cambridge Mobile Telematics, a mobile telematics and analytics provider, released a report that found which days are the most congested and dangerous to hit the road during the holiday week.

Cambridge Mobile Telematics in its report also found the most congested cities in the United States, as well as those with the most distracted drivers.

After examining almost 5.8 million drives in the United States in the week of November 19 to 26, 2018, Cambridge Mobile Telematics concluded that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day is the most congested day of the week.

The most congested cities in the United States during Thanksgiving include Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Baltimore, Houston, Phoenix, Detroit, New York City, San Francisco and Philadelphia, according to the report.

Meanwhile, the most dangerous day to hit the road is Thursday, or Thanksgiving Day itself. The report found that 46% of the drives analyzed are related to speeding, while 38% involve distracted drivers.

The most distracted cities, on the other hand, include Memphis, New Orleans, Nashville, Arlington in Texas, Kansas City in Missouri, Charlotte, Houston, Miami, D.C., and Fort Worth in Texas, according to the study.

Cambridge Mobile Telematics recommended drivers to leave on Tuesday when there are less speeding and distracted drivers during the Thanksgiving week. The best time to head back, according to the report, is on Sunday, when distraction level is at its lowest.

The analytics provider noted that it used phone sensors and its optional Bluetooth Tag device to collect data about speeding, acceleration, hard braking, cornering, and smartphone distraction.

To avoid the road on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, people can opt to stay at home and shop for holiday deals online. Follow our Black Friday 2019 Hub to view all of the best deals to score this week.

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