34.6 million expected to travel by car over Memorial Day weekend

ABC News' Eva Pilgrim reports on the best and worst times to hit the road across the country for the long holiday weekend, which AAA predicts will see 2.4 percent increases from last year.
1:08 | 05/26/17

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The roads are going to be packed this morning. So let's go to ABC's Eva pilgrim who is just north of New York City right now. How is it going out there, Eva? Reporter: Oh, robin, it is moving. It's the busiest memorial day travel weekend in over a decade. Aaa projecting 36 million people will hit the road up 2.4 from last year. We have two rvs next to us. People are getting out of the city making their move for the holiday weekend and there are cars already trying to get where they're headed. What is the best time to head out? Reporter: Well, the best time varies from city to city, so if you haven't already left and you're not going to leave super, super late, you're probably going to hit some traffic. Friday usually is the worst day to travel. We all know that, it's pretty common sense. Everyone is trying to make the most of the holiday weekend so be prepared to sit in traffic today. If you're leaving today and if you're coming back on Monday, that's another day you're going to have to sit in traffic. Everybody is trying to stretch it doing the same thing. Do you have suggests on how drivers can help themselves in being safe out on the road? Reporter: Well, for being safe -- Yeah. One of the safe things you can do is not try to report from inside the car. You always have electronic problems.

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