The forthcoming Spring Bank Holiday weekend will see an estimated 10.8m leisure trips taken by car, new RAC research of drivers’ plans suggests.
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.
Traffic levels will rise significantly this weekend as the end of the school term sparks the traditional British summer holiday getaway.
Congestion means drivers need to allow a extra 41 minutes for a one hour journey to make appointments on time, says The AA.
The UK is ranked as the fourth most congested developed country in the world and the third most congested in Europe, according to Inrix.
Congestion in the UK's worst hotspots will cost drivers £61.8 billion by 2025, analysis from INRIX has forecast.
Traffic congestion is costing UK businesses approximately £767 million a year in lost productivity, according to research conducted by TomTom.
Double the number of cars are expected on the road this weekend compared to the late August bank holiday weekend last year.
Traffic data provider Inrix has warned that drivers across the UK could face the worst congestion in recent years this bank holiday weekend.
Councils across the country have won nearly £21 million of funding from the government to promote green forms of transport.
Drivers could face 90 minutes of delays in traffic this bank holiday weekend, according to traffic data firm Inrix.
TomTom is aiming to solve the ‘commuter dilemma’ with its new free app that gives customized traffic reports to help drivers avoid jams.
Bus lane cameras and more traffic wardens blamed for rapid upturn in fines
Jams on major routes from drivers travelling home for Christmas could cause big problems for hauliers trying to deliver Christmas stock.
Enforcement officers are being deployed across London to crack down on illegal or inconsiderate behaviour and other problems that cause congestion.
Company car and van drivers are spending more than a tenth (13%) of their time on work-related journeys in traffic jams, research suggests.
This year, Saturday July 25 at 11am is the mostly likely time that motorists will have a crash, according to new research.
Traffic congestion in cities across the UK has worsened considerably over the past year, according to a major new report.
Smart Parking could relieve congestion, reduce driver frustration, improve health and give a vital boost to the future of our cities.
Inrix has revealed that the Christmas getaway could take drivers up to three times longer with the majority of Britain’s 35 million vehicles expected on the roads ahead of the festive season, causing congestion across the UK.
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