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Best time to travel for Memorial Day weekend

Posted: 7:18 PM, May 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-23 08:43:46-04

AAA expects more than 900,000 Marylanders to travel Memorial Day Weekend, mostly by car.

They recommend traveling during non-peak traffic hours. They are also reminding drivers to stay patient, especially near the Bay Bridge.

"Do not be distracted," said Lt. Col. Kevin Anderson, Maryland Transportation Authority Police. "Pay attention to the lane signals. Make sure you pick a lane that you were designated to go into, whether it’s EZ Pass or cash and EZ Pass lane. Make sure that you look at your surroundings. People will be changing lanes. It’s a multi-faceted approach. There are a lot of distractions in and of itself there. Go slow, have some patience. Once you exit, again, look at your surrounding as you change lanes getting back into the lane of travel to enter into the bridge."

Police will have extra officers on patrol for the holiday weekend for drunk and aggressive driving.