WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Christmas rush may be over but according to Triple A we are still in the busiest travel season.
Right now, there are a few types of travelers on the roads – the ones going about their day to day business, and then those who are either returning from their holiday destinations, or who are traveling to celebrate the new year.
Triple A estimates that a record breaking number of people are expected to travel for the holidays this year. Some by car, others by train or bus.
One woman told 22News, the roads have been busy since last weekend, but she’s more concerned about how safe they will be this coming Monday night for New Year’s Eve.
“Everybody really needs to be careful,” said Teresa Godfrey. “Drinking, or even being tired from jobs that they’re working through the holiday. It’s excruciating for a lot of people.”
MassDOT is reminding drivers to be safe and find a sober ride home on New Year’s Eve. MassDOT is also offering free MBTA service after 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening.
There are also taxis, and ride-sharing apps like Uber or Lyft that people can use for a sober ride.
Triple A says the busy, year end travel period officially ends on New Year’s Day.