If you’re planning a road trip for Memorial Day weekend, beware that EVERYONE is planning a road trip for Memorial Day weekend!

If you’re DRIVING, naturally, the busiest times are when YOU would also like to go.

If you are able to leave early Thursday  or Friday, the BEST times to travel by car are before 11:00 A.M., while the times to avoid are between Noon and 6:00 P.M.

Traffic should be lighter on Saturday . . . but Sunday and Monday will also be crazy.  Again, the worst times are mid-day, between 3:00 and 7:00 P.M.   The best times are before 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, or after 7:00 P.M. on Monday.

Expect gas prices to be  “similar gas prices as last year,” when the national average was roughly $3.57.