5-9am - morning rush hour ' unless you have a death wish, AVOID DRIVING NOW
9-11am - post morning rush hour ' rush hour is most likely over and probably only light traffic around now, a good time to head out
11-1pm - lunch time ' hit and miss, downtown may be busy
1-3pm - pre-rush hour ' if you have somewhere to go that's close, now is a good time to get a move on
3-7pm - evening rush hour ' your second death wish of the day, STAY OFF THE ROADS
7-10pm - post evening rush hour ' moderate traffic unless there is an event happening somewhere in LA (ex basketball game)
10pm-5am - Red Eye time ' the roads are free and empty, a good time to travel BUT ONLY if you have had sufficient sleep. Watch for impaired drivers, pedestrians and small animals.