Staycations and the traffic
Are you wondering if the summer traffic being 50% higher than January 2020 is simply down to the nation staycationing (is that even a word?)?
There’s no doubt the roads leading to the coast have been super busy (according to Apple Maps). 30% of holiday makers were heading to the West Country for a summer holiday. Cornwall has reported highest visitor numbers than ever before already.
The roads that trucks use daily across the country, all those motorways and A roads, have also seen high usage this summer as reported by hauliers.
It will be interesting to compare the tends over the last few years to next year when perhaps the world opens back up and usual overseas holidays resume.
The RAC predicted 43% of people would be travelling the roads this summer due to the travel restrictions. That’s due to 16 million holidays being booked during the school holiday period (July and August).
What will be the final figure at the end of August?
But more importantly will the traffic continue?
RAC research has highlighted the possibility of a prolonged summer; ‘one third of drivers say they’re still planning to take a UK staycation in September’ according to the breakdown company.
So watch this space on those all important numbers!