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Drivers warned May bank holiday could be ‘the busiest of the year’

by LLB staff reporter
21st May 24 3:28 pm

The RAC has said that it is expected there will be 20 million leisure trips between Friday and bank holiday Monday.

Drivers are being warned to expect the roads to b “the busiest of the year” as millions will embark on journeys over the long weekend.

The RAC have said that Friday could be the worst day to travel as this coincides with the start of heart term for many schools.

RAC spokesperson Alice Simpson said, “Our research suggests this weekend could be the busiest of the year so far on the roads, with millions of people embarking on getaway trips to make the most of the three days and, for those with school age children, the start of the half-term holiday.

“In fact, we’re looking at possible leisure traffic volumes returning to levels similar to what we last saw in 2019 before the coronavirus outbreak, as drivers’ desire to make the most of the UK increases.

“And, in those places where the warm spring sunshine makes its presence felt, the number of people deciding to get behind the wheel and head for the coast or countryside will only go up, swelling the overall volume of cars on the roads.”

Inrix transportation analyst Bob Pishue said, “With near-record number of travellers expected to be on the roads over the holiday period, drivers should be prepared for long delays, especially in and around major cities and towards the coasts.

“The best general advice to anyone spending time away from home this weekend is to travel as early or as late in the day as possible to avoid the worst delays.”

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