Bank holiday weekend will be the busiest on the roads ‘in years’

Dthe rivers are collectively planning around 21.46 million leisure car trips this weekend, the highest number for an Easter holiday since the RAC began tracking motorists’ plans in 2014, according to research from the RAC.

Good Friday – the first public holiday since the start of the year – is expected to be the busiest day of the long weekend with drivers planning in the region of 4.62million separate leisure trips, followed by Bank Holiday Monday (3.96 m) with Saturday and Sunday with approximately 3.63 million car journeys.

About 5.6 million additional trips will be taken by drivers at some point between Friday and Monday.

RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis told the Telegraph: “While we expect the highest number of Easter car journeys tomorrow – around 4.6million – it is clear that some drivers are keen to get away from it all. escape early before the holiday.”

“As well as the closure of the coastal M20 for Operation Brock Zero, previous collisions are causing problems on the M25 South East and connecting roads, and the A303 in Wiltshire.”

“Dispatch-wise, we are seeing strong demand for our service in the North of England, particularly around the Lake District, as well as in coastal areas of West Wales!

“Our patrols are working hard to reach members as quickly as possible, but we urge all drivers leaving to ensure their cars are ‘road ready’ to prevent them from breaking down in the first place and not add to queues. Worryingly, three in 10 drivers tell us they don’t check their vehicles before setting off on long drives at Easter.”

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