Drivers are expected to complete nearly 19m separate leisure journeys by car this coming weekend as the arrival of Easter marks the first big getaway of the year.
A study of drivers’ plans conducted by the RAC indicates that the largest number of getaway trips will take place on Good Friday with 4.45m individual journeys being taken, closely followed by Maundy Thursday and this coming Saturday which are each expected to see 3.18m individual trips.
It is Thursday that is likely to see the largest overall number of vehicles on the road however, as cars carrying families and friends vie for space with commuter traffic. In total, between this Thursday and Easter Monday, the RAC anticipates some 18.76m separate leisure journeys by car.
The break coincides with a return to wintry weather; wet, cold and possibly snow showers expected by forecasters.