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Waze predicts the worst times to drive in PH, SG, and MY this holiday

The holiday traffic rush is very much anticipated now that Christmas draws near. In line with this, traffic navigation app Waze released information on the expected timings of possible traffic jams this holiday season, from Christmas weekend to New Year.

The Waze Holiday Driving Data 2017 report contains traffic predictions not just in the Philippines but also in neighboring countries of Singapore and Malaysia. It based its information on data and insights (total drivers per hour) it gathered during the same period in 2016 from its community of users in this part of the region (big data).

In the Philippines, particularly in Metro Manila, Waze expects Friday, December 22 to be the worst day to drive this Christmas. Waze is warning drivers not to go out between 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., which it tagged as the worst time in the worst day to drive this long Christmas weekend.

Here’s a summary of Waze’s worst traffic prediction in Metro Manila this holiday:

Worst time to travel during the holidays – Philippines

Date

Time

December 22 (Friday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

December 23 (Saturday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

December 24 (Sunday)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

December 25 (Monday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
December 26 (Tuesday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

December 27 (Wednesday)

6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
December 28 (Thursday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

December 29 (Friday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
December 30 (Saturday)

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

December 31 (Sunday)

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
January 1 (Monday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

January 2 (Tuesday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Interestingly, Waze also identified key cities across the Philippines where road traffic usually surges the most during the holiday season, again based on its community’s data and insights from the past year:

 

Meanwhile, Waze also released worst traffic predictions this holiday in Singapore and Malaysia:

Worst time to travel during the holidays – Singapore

Date

Time

December 22 (Friday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
December 23 (Saturday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

December 24 (Sunday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

December 25 (Monday)

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

December 26 (Tuesday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

December 27 (Wednesday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
December 28 (Thursday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

December 29 (Friday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
December 30 (Saturday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

December 31 (Sunday)

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
January 1 (Monday)

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

January 2 (Tuesday)

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Worst time to travel during the holidays – Malaysia

Date

Time

December 22 (Friday)

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
December 23 (Saturday)

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

December 24 (Sunday)

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
December 25 (Monday)

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

December 26 (Tuesday)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
December 27 (Wednesday)

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

December 28 (Thursday)

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
December 29 (Friday)

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

December 30 (Saturday)

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
December 31 (Sunday)

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

January 1 (Monday)

12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
January 2 (Tuesday)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

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