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More than 10 million car journeys expected over bank holiday weekend

Friday 28 April 2017, By Autovolo

More than 10 million car journeys expected over bank holiday weekend

More than 10 million car journeys expected over bank holiday weekend

This bank holiday weekend will see more than 10 million car journeys take place.

The worst day for congestion will be May Day itself, seeing 3.4 million journeys, while today will be relatively subdued with 1.9 million trips.

RAC Traffic Watch conducted a study of drivers’ plans and warned that the worst time to travel will be between 10am and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, and between midday and 6pm on Monday.

RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: “With Easter just a fortnight ago, for many people the May Day bank holiday may have come as something of a pleasant surprise.

“Certainly our figures show that many of us will be packing the car up to enjoy a trip to see friends or family, with the vast majority of leisure journeys expected on Bank Holiday Monday itself, which suggests day trips and drivers returning after a short break will be responsible for much of the traffic.”

Congestion isn’t expected to be as bad as it was over the recent Easter holidays. The four-day weekend resulted in about 12.8 million car journeys happening, with Easter Sunday seeing the worst traffic with 3.7 million journeys.