Road safety organisation GEM Motoring Assist is encouraging drivers to plan their journeys and avoid getting stuck in jams over the forthcoming Easter weekend.
GEM has some stress-busting tips for drivers and their passengers this Easter:
GEM road safety officer Neil Worth warned: “The afternoon rush hour is sure to start early this Thursday. Traffic volumes are expected to peak at around 6pm. We’re expecting long queues at all the usual motorway and main road locations, including the approaches to the Dartford River Crossing, the M5 south from Bristol, the M55 approaching Blackpool and the A11 towards the Norfolk coast.
“To minimise the risk of sitting in stationary traffic for hours, we recommend planning your journey so you’re travelling outside peak times. For example, if you’re away for the weekend, then set off later on Thursday if it’s feasible. For any day trips, get going early.
“More big queues are likely from lunchtime on Easter Monday as families return from their breaks. In most regions, school starts the very next day, so once again the roads are going to be extremely busy.”
Content Marketing Executive at Motors.co.uk
April 11, 2017