As petrol prices continue to soar, the average bank holiday car journey looks set to cost the nation’s drivers £110 million more this year compared to last year, according to the AA.
With the average journey on the bank holiday weekend likely to be 304 miles, drivers of diesel vehicles will feel the pinch most seeing a rise of 29% on the journey and unleaded drivers experiencing a 17% climb year on year.
Yet despite the rising cost, more than 18 million motorists were expected to start their summer half term holiday or enjoy their last chance of a Bank Holiday before August, with an estimated 33% increase in traffic on the Friday.
This 33% increase in traffic is likely to result in an average 30 minute delay, not allowing for any significant traffic incidents. (AA)