Traffic congestion may get worse

September 3, 2013 12:00 AM

Many drivers may be wary about traveling on major holidays because of the influx of motorists crowding the roads. However, if recent trends continue, the congestion could only get worse as time goes on. According to INRIX, a traffic information provider, people across the U.S. could see a 30 percent increase in the amount of traffic on the roads following the Labor Day weekend. 

Some of this increase is a surge of back to school traffic, as well as families reverting back to a routine as their normal schedules settle down. INRIX predicts that major urban areas such as New York City, Los Angeles and Boston will see the most traffic growth. 

"We think we know what traffic is like on our daily commute, but surprises pop up all the time, and those surprises cause major driver frustration and delays," said Mike Arcuri, a vice president at INRIX. "The data shows traffic is constantly changing depending on the season, employment and the economy, as well as today's highway accident, construction project or big concert." 

All drivers should bring their car in for a tune up before hitting the roads and battling the traffic. Knowing that you have the necessary brake service or basic repairs completes can be a huge weight off your shoulders, and it can make dealing with heavy traffic much easier. 

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