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Bank holiday traffic to peak today

Around eight and a half million leisure trips are planned this spring bank holiday with traffic to peak today, the RAC says. 

Congestion on motorway

Around 2.9 million leisure trips are expected today.

In total, around 2.9 million trips are planned for today according to the RAC, with the majority of these likely to be condensed into the afternoon and into the evening rush hour. Saturday looks to be the next busiest day with around 2.5 million leisure trips scheduled, followed by bank holiday Monday itself with 1.9 million. However, these figures could rise if the weather improves.

RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: “While motorists have told us about their firm travel plans as part of our research, if we see things really warm up by the weekend it’s likely to mean millions more cars on the road, which is bound to cause queues on popular routes.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.