Up to 1.25 million leisure journeys are expected to take place this Friday, on top of last day commuters breaking up for the holidays. For this reason the RAC is urging motorists planning long journeys to try and avoid the chaotic clash.
As many as 11.5 million Christmas getaway trips are expected before the big day, with Christmas Eve set to be particularly busy between 10am and 2pm, according to RAC Traffic Watch data.
However, one RAC spokesman reminds drivers that it only takes one breakdown or accident to bring traffic grinding to a halt – so best to plan ahead and try to avoid peak times if possible.
Schools have been breaking up since Friday 15 December so should the opportunity to travel before the end of next week arise, then it would be advisable to do so.
Don’t let an avoidable breakdown get in the way of you reaching your destination this Christmas. Take a moment to check your car’s general condition, fuel and fluids in order to save getting stuck for hours in the dark.
Safe driving from Britannia!