NIGHT AWAY: This weekend could see more than 10million drivers hitting the roads

Updated: Jul 4, 2020

The easing of lockdown restrictions in England this weekend (4 July) will see the equivalent of more than 10m people – an incredible one third (31%) of all drivers – getting away for an overnight stay, potentially making it the busiest weekend of the year so far on the roads, according to a survey by RAC Breakdown.

Understandably, driving to stay over with family or friends is the most popular option, with a fifth of drivers, the equivalent of 6.5m people, planning such a trip. But campsites also look set to finally receive their first significant volume of visits this year with 6% of respondents – or around 2m drivers – planning an overnight stay under the stars.

2% of drivers (680,000) plan on towing their caravans to a caravan site for a short break, while 3% (1m) favour a stay in a hotel, B&B or self-catering accommodation.

RAC Breakdown spokesperson Rod Dennis said: “These figures suggest that after 15 weeks of lockdown, a large proportion of drivers in England are desperate to reconnect with friends, family and indeed nature by staying overnight, be that in a house or on a camping or caravan site.

“This could lead to some busy conditions on the roads, with the location of queues likely to be dependent on just how far people travel – motorways and major A-roads could end up taking the brunt of the traffic if people have longer distances to drive to see family and friends or to take a weekend break.“

  • Facebook TaxiPoint
  • Twitter TaxiPoint
  • YouTube TaxiPoint
  • Instagram
ltda banner.JPG




ETHOS 030 Taxi Point ad mob (002) MARKET
TAXI INSURANCE MMC October 2020.gif
Ascotts Taxi Repair
Plan Taxi Insurance
advertise with us.jpg

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers.

All written and image rights are reserved by authors displayed. Creative Common image licenses displayed where applicable.

Reproduction in whole or in part without prior permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

All written content Copyright of TaxiPoint 2021.