The RAC Has Issued A ‘Double Wave’ Easter Traffic Warning

The RAC Has Issued A 'Double Wave' Easter Traffic Warning

The RAC has issued an Easter traffic warning. It comes as a staggering 14 million motorists are expected to take to the roads between April 5th and 7th; presenting commercial drivers with the prospect of congestion chaos.  

“Double Wave” Traffic Warning

According to the RAC’s traffic warning, fourteen million Easter trips will be taken over the weekend. This comes as most schools close for two weeks during the Easter Holidays. Tomorrow (Friday 5th), is expected to be the busiest day, with 5.3 million getaways planned; that’s on top of typical traffic and congestion. 5 million trips are expected to take place on the Saturday and 4 million on the Sunday. The traffic warning also suggests that the following weekend will be particularly busy.

Rod Dennis, a spokesman for the RAC, has stated that drivers can expect to face a “double wave” of traffic. He said, “with the Easter bank holiday falling so late this year we are expecting to see a double wave of getaway traffic – firstly at the end of this week, and then again two weeks later for the four-day weekend.” He also warned holiday makers to inspect their vehicles before setting out on long journeys. “we strongly urge motorists to check over their vehicles before they set out. This is particularly important for people driving long distances, he said. He added, “spending just a few moments to check oil, coolant, together with tyre tread depth and pressures, can mean the difference between a long but completed journey and one disrupted by an inconvenient, and perhaps preventable, breakdown that ruins the start of a holiday.”

Ideal Travel Times

In addition to issuing the traffic warning, the RAC has also provided the best times to travel on main roads. Drivers on Friday should drive before 3pm and after 7pm. Drivers on Saturday should drive before 10am and after 3pm, whilst drivers on the Sunday should drive before 11am and after 3pm.

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