A study by the safe driving app Drivemode looked into the driving trends across 20 large U.S. cities to figure out the worst hour for traffic during the Labor Day holiday weekend this year. According to the report, New York City has the worst traffic, with drivers taking 7.07 minutes to travel a single mile from noon to 1 p.m. on the Friday of Labor Day Weekend.
The slowest traffic on the Thursday leading up to the holiday weekend was actually worse than Friday in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Riverside, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington D.C. Drivemode also determined that those trying to leave around lunch (11:00am-1:00pm) on Thursday or Friday had the slowest drive in Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, St. Louis, New York and Riverside. However, leaving after lunch, between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00pm, was the slowest drive in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Riverside, Tampa, and Miami. Leaving after 8:00pm on Thursday or Friday night was the slowest in Houston, Atlanta, and Dallas.
Source: NBC New York