This Easter bank holiday weekend is set to be the busiest in eight years.
Many people in the UK will be on the roads to enjoy the four-day weekend taking a long overdue opportunity to visit family, friends, events and places.
RoadPeace, the UK’s National Charity for Road Crash Victims, wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable bank holiday weekend and Nick Simmons, RoadPeace CEO asks that, whatever mode of transport is being used, you follow a few simple suggestions to ensure that everyone has a safe and incident free Easter break:
- Always stick to the speed limit
- Plan your route in advance and check the latest traffic information to avoid roadworks, congestion and delays
- Check your vehicle, including tyres and fuel
- Leave with more time than you think you’ll need to avoid the temptation to speed
- Don’t drink drive or drug drive
- If you begin to feel tired, take a break. No amount of coffee or energy drink can substitute a 15-minute rest
- Keep your phone switched off so you are not distracted by incoming calls or messages
Try and get plenty of the rest the night before and whenever possible, aim to travel at a time avoiding dusk or dawn as not only is this when wildlife is most active and likely to appear out in front of your vehicle, but it’s when your body clock tells your brain you should be resting.
Updated on: 14 April 2022