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“Prepare for a Perfect Storm of Traffic this Bank Holiday” warns Be Wiser
With the Summer Bank Holiday weekend just around the corner, millions of motorists will be planning their journeys ahead of time. Unfortunately, those choosing to take to the roads will be met by some of the worst traffic this summer.
Mark Bower-Dyke, Chairman of Be Wiser Insurance, said “Many families are taking this opportunity to have a final break before the end of the summer, using the Monday as the last day of their holiday rather than the first.”
This coincides with a particularly busy period in the sports and leisure sectors. With the football season in full-swing and major festivals taking place throughout the weekend, it seems likely that they will only add to traffic problems.
“Everything has fallen perfectly into place to make this a busy weekend for travellers - a ‘perfect storm’ of traffic - so we are warning motorists to be safe and prepared.”
The usual traffic hot-spots are set to give motorists the biggest headaches, with the M25 and M6 being tipped as the roads that will be the most congested.
“Only use these motorways if you have to. The route planner at bewiser.co.uk may help you to find an alternative road” Bower-Dyke advises.
“At such a busy time it can be easy to get carried away and rush your journey, but this may lead to an accident. Safety is paramount.”
It is always a good idea to examine the car before you set off. Simple things like checking if you have enough fuel, adequate water and oil levels or any tyre damage are easy to forget, but left unchecked pose a huge safety risk.
When on the road remember to take regular breaks, preferably once every two hours, and have a quick nap if you start to feel tired. Try taking a caffeine drink with you and keeping the air conditioning on to avoid drowsiness.
Bower-Dyke concludes “It looks like it is shaping up to be a very busy week, so if you are planning to travel I wish you a safe and enjoyable journey.”