Chemical reactions in multidimensional driven systems are typically described by a time-dependent rank-1 saddle associated with one reaction and several orthogonal coordinates (including the solvent bath). To investigate reactions in such systems, we develop a fast and robust method—viz., local manifold analysis (LMA)—for computing the instantaneous decay rate of reactants. Specifically, it computes the instantaneous decay rates along saddle-bound trajectories near the activated complex by exploiting local properties of the stable and unstable manifold associated with the normally hyperbolic invariant manifold (NHIM). The LMA method offers substantial reduction in numerical effort and increased reliability in comparison with direct ensemble integration. It provides an instantaneous flux that can be assigned to every point on the NHIM and which is associated with a trajectory—regardless of whether it is periodic, quasiperiodic, or chaotic—that is bound on the NHIM. The time average of these fluxes in the driven system corresponds to the average rate through a given local section containing the corresponding point on the NHIM. We find good agreement between the results of the LMA and direct ensemble integration obtained using numerically constructed, recrossing-free dividing surfaces.