bout 10million drivers, including 1million caravanners, will hit the roads this Easter – the busiest motoring weekend of the year. Travel chaos is expected as families feeling the pinch opt for homegrown breaks rather than heading overseas.
Those planning to beat the Good Friday rush and travel on Thursday will find themselves with plenty of company – it will be the busiest day on the roads this year, the AA warned.
Meanwhile, The Caravan Club expects many members to take their first post-winter trips – making the danger of being stuck behind one much higher.
'Motorists might be under the impression because of the credit crunch roads will be much quieter – but we don't expect this to be the case,' said the AA's Andy Taylor.
Almost a third of drivers plan a weekend away, while nearly half are going on day trips, a survey reveals.
This was more than a tenth up on last year, the AA found, while bookings at Caravan Club sites have risen by nearly half.
Potential hotspots include routes to attractions and seaside resorts, as well as near the Channel Tunnel and ferry ports.
But the AA has appealed to drivers to be patient – and for caravanners to be considerate.
I don't think i will be one of the 1 million drivers