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Waze Reveals Best Times to Travel on Thanksgiving

Traveling over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house for Thanksgiving? You don't want to be stuck in traffic for so long that the turkey is cold by the time you get there.

Waze, the navigation app that compiles info from its users to show where traffic is backed up, analyzed data from the week of Thanksgiving in 2015 to make some predictions for the upcoming holiday. Not too surprisingly, driving is at its worst on the two days leading up to Thanksgiving, as well as the Sunday following, as people try and maximize their holiday. However, if you decide to drive on Thanksgiving Day itself, as well as the Friday and Saturday immediately afterward, you'll encounter fewer cars.

Source: Waze

Source: Waze

Sunday, Nov. 28, was particularly bad last year, especially between the hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., when traffic jams increased by 240 percent, and accidents rose by 100 percent. The Wednesday prior also saw a 33 percent increase in accident alerts and a 20 percent increase in traffic jam alerts, according to Waze. Given that data, the company recommends leaving before 10 a.m. if you have to travel the day before Thanksgiving.

It also doesn't help that distracted drivers could be causing a spike in traffic deaths, too. Whenever you decide to drive, be sure to keep your eyes on the road.

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Good Days to Drive:

Thursday, Nov. 24

Friday, Nov. 25

Saturday, Nov. 26

Monday, Nov. 28

Bad Days to Drive:

Tuesday, Nov. 22

Wednesday, Nov. 23

Sunday, Nov. 27