20th July 2017
Traffic is expected to significantly rise this weekend as the official School Summer Holidays begin!
RAC Traffic Watch has predicted there to be around 2.5 million journeys made on Friday 21st July, 3.4 million journeys on Saturday 22nd July and 2.8 million journeys on Sunday 23rd July.
It is extremely important to ensure you or your drivers are prepared for queues and weather; considering breakdowns, stop-starts, towed vehicles, accidents and our ever-changing weather conditions!
RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: “The best advice is always to try to travel when the vast majority of motorists aren’t – very early in the morning or late in the evening, but for many, of course, this is just not possible, nor practical. So if you are one vehicle in the 3.4m making a leisure journey on Saturday a healthy dose of patience is going to be required, and keeping everyone in the car happy will be key to that.
“Family in-car entertainment aside, there’s nothing worse than suffering an unexpected breakdown en route to your holiday destination so carrying out some basic vehicle checks before setting out might just help avoid a bad start to that well-earned summer break.”
Here is a list of my Top 10 Vehicle Checks:
- Engine Oil
- Engine Coolant
- Tyre pressures/tread
- Windscreen – chips/cracks
- First Aid Kit
- High visibility jackets
- Water for driver and passengers
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BE SAFE, DRIVE SAFE AND HAVE A FANTASTIC WEEKEND!