Most drivers plan to stay off the roads this Easter weekend

The traditional Easter holiday will be missing for a second year in a row as millions of people plan to stay off the streets this weekend, new figures show.

Easter Monday will be the quietest day for traffic during the holidays, according to an AA Yonder poll of 15,000 motorists. Only 28% of drivers are planning a trip.

Most activity is expected to be on Saturday. 36% of drivers will hit the road.

This is before Good Friday (31%) and Easter Sunday (30%).

Easter is usually one of the busiest times of the year to travel. People take advantage of holidays and rising temperatures.

About 58% of motorists planned a short break for Easter 2020 before the coronavirus outbreak forced people to stay home.

The small percentage of drivers who want to hit the road this weekend suggests that many people remain cautious despite the easing of lockdown restrictions.

AA Patrol of the Year Ben Sheridan urged motorists to plan outings if restrictions are further relaxed to take advantage of Easter to “make sure the car is up to the job” by performing essential maintenance.

He continued, “Vehicles need critical inspections after a period of little lockdown, and the Easter holiday weekend is the perfect opportunity for Sunday morning maintenance.”


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