The Easter bank holiday is fast approaching. Here’s our top tips on when to travel and which routes to avoid so you can have a cracking Easter! 🐣 (Sorry…)
Traditionally, the Easter weekend has always been a busy period for travel, but 2022’s holiday was particularly hectic - and drivers should expect more of the same this year.
Last year, after a series of Easter holidays ruined by Covid, traffic analysis warned the four-day weekend would see people taking in excess of 21 million leisure journeys, the busiest Easter since 2014.
Combined with a surge in UK staycations, Easter is again expected to be a busy time on the road this year.
Based on historic data, here are the best and worst days and times to travel.
We've used 2022's INRIX and RAC data to highlight when and when not to hit the road.
Worst and best days to travel, according to the number of trips expected ahead of last year's bank holiday weekend:
FYI, this year the Easter weekend runs from April 7-10.
Worst time of day to travel:
Quieter times of day to travel:
It’ll come as no surprise that motorways up and down the country will be taking the brunt of the Easter traffic. However, some roads look like they’ll be worse hit than others, based on historic data.
Roads to avoid:
[Top tip: it can be hard to keep calm when stuck in a never ending line of vehicles, especially if the kids are getting fractious, and studies have found that listening to music can calm anxiety and lower blood pressure. On that note, here’s a list of our top driving songs!]
If you’ve been enjoying working from home recently, you may have managed to avoid taking the car out, so it pays to check both you and your vehicle are safe to hit the road.
There have been several important changes to the Highway Code this year, and it’s wise to ensure you read up on these.
There are several simple, yet critical, vehicle checks you should do if you’re planning an Easter getaway:
To help your break go as smoothly as possible, here are some tips from our experts to ensure an easy ride:
Snacks and fuel are important but there is one golden rule you need to abide before hitting the road this Easter: you must be insured.
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