April 6, 2015

Easter Monday Travel

It is Bank Holiday Monday and with Easter falling early this year and a longer wait until the summer, it is likely to be one of the busiest on the roads in recent years.

People were expected to have travelled to a number of places including friends or relatives, the countryside and out of town over the weekend and this will likely be the same on Easter Monday.

There will be a lot of pressure on the main getaway routes, particularly heading down to South-west England; and the likes of the M25, M1 and M6 are also going to be very busy. With around half planning to visit friends and family, there will be many people racking up quite large distances. For some, it will be their first long-distance car journey of the year, which can reveal any underlying mechanical problems.

Do the essential checks on your car before heading off, paying particular attention to the tyres and adjusting the pressures for a heavy load, if required. Break up any journey more than three hours long, take plenty of things to keep the kids entertained, a fully-charged mobile and atlas or sat-nav in case of any delays.

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