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Easter traffic to cause misery for millions of drivers

Monday 10 April 2017, By Autovolo

Easter traffic to cause misery for millions of drivers

Easter traffic to cause misery for millions of drivers

Almost 14.5 million cars will clog up roads this Easter weekend, causing traffic delays across the UK.

RAC data shows that British motorists will be taking 12.8m leisure car journeys across the four-day bank holiday, and that figure rises to 14.2m when taking Thursday into account.

Despite many schools having already broken up for Easter, the RAC is predicting that many traffic hotspots will remain, caused by drivers returning home from trips away.

Rod Dennis, RAC Traffic Watch spokesman, said: “We are expecting Maundy Thursday to see just over 1.5m cars taking to the roads on leisure trips, but this will almost double to 2.8m trips on Good Friday and 3.1m trips on Saturday. Easter Sunday is set to be the busiest with 3.74m using their cars – either to travel to visit friends and loved ones, or to return home – so drivers should expect some queues on the most popular routes.”

The UK has experienced around three weeks of relatively good weather, but that looks set to change for the bank holiday, with forecasts predicting cooler and wetter weather over the weekend.

This is expected to result in slightly fewer motorists taking to the road, freeing up some congestion.