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Easter set to cause mayhem on our roads…

Easter set to cause mayhem on our roads…

A four-day weekend for most of us… perfect! A little planning ahead may be required, however. Unfortunately, it seems we all have the same idea; let’s visit family or let’s get away for the weekend.

As we flee to the motorways it is estimated that 20 million cars will be on the UK’s roads over Easter, resulting in a 20% increase in the average number of cars. Peak times could even reach 28.4% which is 30% up on the holidays last year.

The worst affected roads will be major motorways with some journeys predicted to take up to three times longer than usual. Drivers between junctions 9 and 21 on the M25 (both ways) should expect delays of up to 1 hour and 30 minutes, extending a typical journey from 40 minutes to over two hours, with the average speed falling to 17 miles per hour. Drivers heading in both directions on the M6 and southbound on the M5 towards the West Country should be prepared for delays of almost an hour and average speeds of less than 25 miles per hour.

Railway engineering works and tube closures will also impact traffic levels forcing more of us to drive. Be sure to check these online before planning a route around major cities such as London.

We have broken down the predicted vehicle increase by day to help you to choose when to travel… If you could wait until this morning, you could save yourself a lot of time. Of course, easier said than done when you finish work and just want to set off to make the most of the holiday weekend!

Good Friday – 15% increase

Easter Saturday – 10% increase

Easter Sunday – 25% decrease

Easter Monday – 20% increase

Drivers are being advised to avoid travelling between 10am-2pm on Friday and 12-5pm on Monday.

With many shops expected to be closed, Easter Sunday remains the quietest day for cars on the road, with 25% fewer vehicles expected compared to an average Sunday.

Pack an extra Easter egg for the journey and have a wonderful long weekend.

Happy Easter from all at Vehicle Accessories!

Paul Randall
Paul Randall
2024-03-14
First Class! Dave and the team are fantastic. The fit on our first Mobile Bike Service and Repair Van could not be any better. From the very beginning, through the design process, all the way to completion I cannot fault a single thing. As I write this, our second van is being fitted to exactly the same specification and the third van is on the way. Long may this partnership continue!
Tim Lees
Tim Lees
2024-02-20
Very helpful and patient with an older guy who was a bit nervous ordering from a company I didn't know. The product I wanted wasn't on their website but I thought it worth asking and they had it at a good price. It came the next day and worked perfectly.
Richard Shepherd
Richard Shepherd
2024-01-17
I highly recommend Lee, Dave and the Team at Vehicle Accessories after they did a fantastic job for a one off bespoke van fit for my business. I approached them with a rather radical high concept idea, Dave did a great job taking notes from my extensive brief. He made a great effort to listen and take notes along the way making sure he understood and made suggestions for materials which really led to a much better end product. A particular highlight was a suggestion for them to fabricate a wall mounted Steal Mesh cage system for my equipment which far exceeded my expectations of quality and engineering. During the planning stage and construction suggestions were made to change materials and systems for what they thought would work better for the project as it developed. The end product was perfect and done to a very high standard, it really turned out better than I ever hoped for. Communication throughout was excellent with regular updates, fast responses and easy dialogue when confirming details or discussing changes. Changes were managed quickly and efficiently throughout the build with a great deal of flexibility and professionalism. Even though I was just having just one bespoke build being done for myself I felt highly valued as a customer and treated with the same level of respect and attentiveness as someone ordering a fleet. The quality of work and customer service will certainly mean I’ll be coming back for my next van project.
Philip Taylor Ashby
Philip Taylor Ashby
2023-12-26
Lee and his helpful staff sorted my lock problem that made it easy to break in or steal and at there Christmas closing time🙏, friendly helpful and reasonable thank you all.
Mark Elliott
Mark Elliott
2023-05-23
Great choice of equipment to fit and all done efficiently. They have designed and fitted racking to 75 vehicle for us in the last year.
Ross Thomson
Ross Thomson
2023-05-20
I can’t recommend Lee and his team of wizards enough. They fitted the gas with all the safety requirements and modified / adapted several parts of the electrics. They went above and beyond my expectations - I won’t hesitate to use them again.
Andrew Young
Andrew Young
2023-04-13
What can say.... the order process was simple, prices competitive and when it was realised that I had ordered 2 incompatible parts I got a call to check and recify the order. Collection was easy and the install team did a quick, neat job. Job done....until next time thank you
Annie Meadows
Annie Meadows
2023-02-28
Dave, Lee and the team at VA moved crates from my old van to a new one. Easy to communicate with, quick turn around, met all my requests, made good suggestions (such as putting in a waterproof floor) and did an excellent job. Highly recommend.
miles leech
miles leech
2022-12-22
Big thanks to Dave and the rest of the Vehicle Accessories team. They've done a great job fitting security locks and a floor in my new van. They also moved over my racking and interior lights from my previous van while going out of there way to make it all fit. Excellent service, very efficient and professional. Highly recommended and nice people to deal with. Thanks Miles Ashton Gas


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