The traditional summer holidays begin at the end of the school term￼. This brings new challenges to the traffic management sector￼.
Increased traffic on UK roads￼, particularly to the South-West, is one of the most popular holiday destination￼s. COVID-19 Means that many families have decided on a “staycation￼” In preference to flying abroad￼, resulting in a greater volume of traffic on UK roads￼.
“Motorists are being urged to check their vehicles before starting their journey.”
There is normally a higher incidence of breakdowns in July and August￼. These problems are certain to be exacerbated due to COVID-19, with many vehicles having been parked up for three months in lockdown.
“Advice to motorists is to check your vehicle tyres, oil and fuel￼ before you start your journey. Check road conditions, Highways England provides Real Time traffic information."
Don’t look on it as a ‘second best’ holiday￼. Be inspired to try something new￼. Choose quieter resorts rather than the obvious popular ones￼. Maybe look for somewhere more off the beaten track which will motivate you to try new things￼.
"Visit different places, see more of the countryside￼. This might inspire you to walk, cycle or go horse riding!"
Take a camera, as well as your phone￼￼. Beautiful scenery may lead you to enjoy photography￼.
All these pursuits may motivate you to continue with one or more of these hobbies when you return!