It is very scientific.
Even though you probably already have your Thanksgiving travel plans in place, AAA has a few suggestions you might want to consider to avoid big traffic headaches. KCRA-TV says today (Wednesday) is expected to be the busiest weekday travel day since the start of the pandemic. AAA officials say it’s best to either leave super early in the morning or wait until late in the evening if possible. AAA says the worst time to drive on Wednesday will be between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The best time to leave today? After 9 p.m. If you decide to wait until Thanksgiving to hit the road, the heaviest travel times are expected to be between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.