If you’re going away this Bank Holiday weekend prepare yourself for a long wait as traffic could be the worst in four years.
That is because the weather is really great (with 30C temperatures expected) and everyone wants to take full advantage of it.
It’s also the start of the school half-term break today, which means families are also making a getaway.
All this will mean an estimated sixteen and a half million journeys taking place over the weekend, which is the most since 2013, according to the RAC.
The motoring group’s traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: ‘We’re expecting it to be bumper-to-bumper from Friday lunchtime onwards on some of the country’s most popular routes.’
‘The late Easter has meant there’s been something of a bank holiday bonanza this year, with up to four days off in the space of just six weeks.
‘But that’s not stopping UK drivers from taking to the road for a leisure trip this coming weekend, especially as the weather at the start of the weekend at least is set to be dry, sunny and very warm for much of the country.’
The routes that will be the busiest include the M25 between Gatwick and the M1, and the stretch of the M4 between Cardiff and Swansea.
If you are travelling RAC recommends carrying out basic checks on your vehicle, including inspecting your oil and making sure tyres are inflated correctly.
Also remember it’s going to be hot on Friday so take some water and sunscreen.