Drivers advised to plan ahead for Halloween traffic

Drivers advised to plan ahead for Halloween traffic

October 31, 2012
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"Scary" traffic conditions can occur during Halloween afternoon rush hour...

That's why drivers are advised to plan for extra travel time after work today due to the heavier traffic conditions that can occur on this holiday.

When Halloween falls on a weekday, more commuters tend to change their routine and wind up on local freeways at nearly the same time in order to get home in time for trick-or-treating and Halloween parties.

ADOT is recommending the following tips for Halloween afternoon commuters:

  • If possible, try to get an earlier start home in order to avoid the heaviest traffic conditions. Freeway traffic tends to build between 4 and 6 p.m.
  • Remember to be patient and recognize that it may take longer to get home in this particular commute.
  • Don't be in a hurry when you're almost home. Remember, children could be crossing streets in your neighborhood and may not be paying attention.

As always, you can check freeway conditions on ADOT's Travel Information site at

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