Best And Worst Times To Drive For Christmas

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—



If you’re traveling somewhere for Christmas, you probably won’t leave until the 23rd at the earliest.  That’s what a new survey found at least.


53% of Americans say they plan to travel ahead of Christmas this year, and two-thirds will hit the road within two days of Christmas itself.


December 23rd, 24th, and the 25th all tied for the most popular day to travel this year.  66% of people who are going somewhere will travel on one of those three days, including 22% who are traveling ON Christmas.  Most of those people are driving.


Another 9% are traveling on the 22nd, and 20% are traveling on the 21st, or earlier.  (The other 6% said they still weren’t sure when they’d travel.  But the survey was conducted last month, so most have probably figured it out by now.)