Drivers warned of Easter ‘carmageddon’

More than 14 million road trips are expected to be made on UK roads over the Easter weekend.

According to a study carried out by the RAC and INRIX, Good Friday could see some of the worst delays with up to 2.6 million car journeys, with a further 2.3 million separate trips on both Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, 3.3 million drivers are also planning journeys over Easter but haven’t decided when they will set off.

RAC Breakdown spokesperson Alice Simpson said: “With Easter falling earlier than usual at the start of the school holidays, it could be ‘carmageddon’ for holidaymakers. Anyone who can delay leaving on Thursday, 28 March until much later in the evening or set off as early as possible on Good Friday is likely to have a better journey than those who travel during the peak periods of the day.

“On every journey there are key pinch points where you can save yourself lots of valuable time if you can get through before everyone else. This will be especially true over the whole Easter holidays as our research shows two-thirds (64%) of drivers will be making a leisure journey on major roads at some point.

“While a good proportion of drivers aren’t yet tying themselves to a date, there may be even more cars on the road than anticipated if the sun decides to make an appearance.”