New research RAC Breakdown research suggests that almost 15 million separate leisure trips will be made by car over the May Day bank holiday weekend.
Operators and company car drivers told to expect a busier weekend on the roads over the August bank holiday weekend than last year.
But public transport is still struggling to hit anyway near the passenger numbers it would typically expect, according to new data from the DfT.
The number of vehicles using UK roads has almost returned to normal, following the relaxation of Coronavirus lockdown rules.
Two-thirds of drivers (68%) do not expect to use their car for leisure over the bank holiday weekend, new data from the RAC suggests.
Latest statistics have revealed that UK drivers lost 115 hours and £894 a year to congestion in 2019.
Latest Government statistics have revealed that UK drivers spent more time stuck in traffic in 2019.
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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