Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of year, and that means traffic will be rough for those looking to get to their loved ones. People use planes, trains, and automobiles to get where they need to go, and that can lead to overcrowding on roads and other transportation services. Make sure you plan accordingly to beat the traffic and get safely and soundly to your destination this holiday season.
Thanksgiving itself is one of the largest commuter holidays of the year. According to AAA, roughly 55 million Americans will travel to get to where they plan on spending the holiday, which is the largest number since 2005. With over 48 million of them taking to the roadways to drive, there are bound to be some major delays all over the state of New Jersey. Here in Monmouth County alone, roads like the Garden State Parkway, I-195, Route 9, Route 18, and Route 36 all expect to have major delays because of sheer volume. Going down to Ocean County, you will see the same delays on the GSP and Route 9, as well as Route 70, Route 37, and Route 35.
Delays on the roadways could be major, and are expected to be the worst on Wednesday afternoon, when drivers get out of work and try to get to where they are going as soon as they can. So, if these times can be avoided, it may be best for your safety and your sanity. As someone who drives all the time, traffic can be one of the most frustrating things you experience in day-to-day life. To cut down on stress this holiday season, plan out your travels ahead of time to try to avoid these high surge times and areas.
While on the road, accidents happen. With so many cars out there for the holidays, there are bound to be many accidents with people rushing to get to where they need to be. At Judd Shaw Injury Law™, we want everyone in Bergen, Passaic, Union, Middlesex, Monmouth and Ocean counties and throughout New Jersey to have a safe and happy holiday. In the event something does happen and you think you are entitled to compensation, please call us at 732-888-8888 to speak with a representative. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!