Traveling through the holidays is tricky business.

Conybeare Law shared that,

"With the easing of pandemic restrictions, more Michigan residents are making travel plans for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Last year, AAA estimated that over 48 million people would be traveling by car for Thanksgiving alone, and this year even higher travel volume is projected."

Here are a few things you should know for holiday travel.


When Is The Busiest Times To Be On The Road During The Holidays?

INRIX released a report that shared when the major traffic delays happened during the holidays.

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If you want to avoid traffic, avoid these times on the road.

  • December 23: Between noon and 6:00 p.m.
  • December 24: Between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • December 25: Lower traffic levels overall
  • December 26: Between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • December 27: Between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • December 28, 29, and 30: Between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • December 31: Between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • January 1: Minimal congestion
  • January 2: Between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

4 Michigan Holiday Travel Hacks That You Need To Know

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Bloomberg via Getty Images

Before you get on the road for the holidays, here are a few tips you should know.

Plan For The Weather

Depending on where you are traveling to, you need to expect unpredictable weather.

I would also recommend to have extra warm blankets and clothes in your car for emergencies.

Get Your Car Serviced

Before you drive off, make sure your car is serviced. Check your gas, your oil, and your tire pressure.


Head Out Earlier The Better

Traffic is always something to expect. The earlier you leave, the better your trip will be.

Drive Safe

Simply said. Make you obey traffic signals and signs. You never know what rules are different in each state compared to your own.

Things Other Drivers Hate Michigan Drivers For

Ever wonder why you get dirty looks from people on the road who AREN'T from Michigan? It might be because of some of these driving habits we have.

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