What to expect for July 4th holiday traffic

More than 37 million people are expected to hit our nation's highways this holiday weekend, according to AAA.
2:14 | 06/30/17

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We turn to the fourth of July travel. Record numbers expected to hit our nation's highways. Aaa predicting more than 37 million people will be on the roads. ABC's Linzie Janis on the new Jersey turnpike. What are you seeing so far, Linzie? Reporter: Good morning, George. We're on the turnpieblg headed toward the Jersey shore, a popular destination this weekend. As you can see traffic moving pretty smoothly so if your strategy was to get out early ahead of everybody else, well, it appears to be working. If you have to work today and can't get out until later brace yourself for some serious traffic. Millions of Americans are hitting the highways for the holiday weekend. But before you can reach the beach, you have to face a whole lot of traffic. It is kind of a nightmare to try to get out of the city. It's not really a strategy. Just prepare yourself. Reporter: What can you do to avoid the jams and stay safe on the road? Why leave Saturday morning. Avoid the traffic. Reporter: Experts at waze, a navigation app giving predicts for the holiday weekend. According to their analysis of last year's data between 3:00 and 6:00 P.M. On Friday is the worst window of time to leave for your weekend getaway. The best day, Monday. We see that traffic decreases by over 90% so if you get on the road that day it will be a lot easier. Reporter: Waze telling us the cities with the highest expected traffic surges include Saginaw, Michigan, Salisbury, Maryland and gulfport, Mississippi, among others. We're seeing really bad traffic predictions for all over the country and many key metros like Boston, Chicago and L.A. Reporter: And what about those fireworks? They may lead to even more road congestion. Last year there was three times the traffic following fourth of July fireworks. But you don't just need to worry about traffic. This may also be one of the pose dangerous weekends to be on the road. According to the national safety council, nearly 67,000 people could be seriously injured in car crashes this weekend. The most dangerous time to be on the road after 8:00 P.M. On Friday and Saturday, robin, I spoke with the police chief here in New Jersey. He says if you're going to be out and going to be drinking don't forget those ride sharing apps. Good advice there, everybody, please stay safe.

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