Are You Prepared For Easter Road Chaos?

Mon 15th Apr 2019

More than 27 million vehicles are due to take to the road during of one of the busiest motoring weekends of the year and experts are advising how to avoid the expected jams.

The RAC has revealed figures advising which will be the busiest and quietest times to travel over the extended Bank Holiday, with 15m vehicles making leisure journeys before the Good Friday even begins. Traffic is expected to peak on Good Friday, with 4.4m cars taking to the road, Saturday and Sunday will see the action on the roads slow up a little with 2.8m drivers, while Easter Monday will see 2.2m over lunchtime.

Rod Dennis, traffic watch spokesperson at RAC, said: “This week we’re expecting a significant second wave of Easter getaway traffic, following that which we saw at the start of April when schools broke up.

"This will mean the coming week and the bank holiday will likely be characterised by lengthy queues in some spots.

"Traffic jams are frustrating at the best of times and while we can predict where some of these will crop up, it only takes a single bump or breakdown for huge tailbacks to form.

"But there’s a lot drivers can do to reduce the likelihood their car will fail them, and in fact a lot of the breakdowns our patrols attend are completely avoidable if drivers had checked over their cars before they set out.

"Wrongly inflated tyres, or those with a lack of tread, along with low oil and coolant levels and even a lack of fuel are all typical breakdowns at this time of year.

"It’s therefore vital motorists spend a few moments checking these things before getting behind the wheel."