The next bank holiday weekend will see an estimated 10.8m leisure trips taken by car, suggests new RAC research, but if the sun shines there’s likely to be even more trips which will inevitably cause jams.
While the figures indicate drivers have firm plans to take around 7.2m trips to see friends and family between Friday and bank holiday Monday – with Saturday and the bank holiday itself busiest at 2m separate journeys each day – an extra 3.6m are due to be taken at some point over the weekend by motorists who have not yet decided on which days they will be on the roads.
Ofgem is powering the electric vehicle revolution, with motorway service areas and key trunk road locations across the country set to get the cabling they need to install 1,800 new ultra-rapid charge points, tripling the current network.
A further 1,750 charge points will be supported in towns and cities as part of a £300M investment to help the UK hit its green motoring targets and the news has been welcomed by motoring organisations.
Hay fever sufferers should be prepared for the season.
Uswitch is advising allergy sufferers to clean or replace pollen filters, keep windows closed, clean vehicles inside and invest in rubber mats and take only non-drowsy medication when travelling.
Theft specialist Tracker reports a spike in stolen catalytic converters.
Precious metals used in them have risen and now thieves are stripping them off cars to either scrap or resell them on the black market.
Stellantis group member Leasys has introduced a lower cost rental scheme for its electric range.
It covers Fiat, Jeep and commercial vehicles.
Some 18-34 year olds living in London have the worst driving habits and are least likely to stop for a pedestrian crossing.
Those aged 55-64 have the best etiquette behind the wheel, according to a poll for ATS Euromaster and those in Cardiff are among the calmest.