Bank holiday traffic looks set to peak on Saturday, with an estimated 6.6m separate trips planned (up from 3.8m last year).
The RAC is predicting the busiest May Day bank holiday traffic since 2016, with 13 million leisure trips expected to be made from Friday (May 3).
Traffic data from mobility analytics provider Inrix indicates that jams will peak on Good Friday, with major routes clogging up between 11am and 4.30pm.
More than 40% of businesses are losing money as a result of traffic congestion, according to new research from Close Brothers Asset Finance.
Manchester suffers the worst congestion of anywhere outside London, according to new research from the National Infrastructure Commission.
The start of the summer school holidays is expected to generate more than 9 million additional journeys by car between Friday and Sunday.
At least 14 million individual leisure trips on major roads will be taken between Friday and Monday, according to the RAC.
More than 20 million vehicles will hit the road this festive period resulting in significant delays, warns connected car services and transportation analytics company INRIX.
As traffic volumes on UK roads continue to rise at “unprecedented rates” 49% of motorists have considered changing their job to avoid it.
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