Roads will be busy over the Christmas period, with some congestion and delays expected - but according to the RAC some times are worse than others.
“Thursday 20th and the festive but ‘frantic’ Friday 21st are likely to be some of the worst days with 2.5 million and 2.8 million individual journeys expected to be taken respectively,” said the RAC.
INRIX data scientist Joshua Kidd said: “Our data shows that compared to a normal day, Thursday 20th December will see the biggest increase in cars on the road.
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With most drivers setting out mid-morning, traffic will become heavier over the course of the afternoon and stay congested into the evening.”
Which days, times and roads will be the worst to travel on over the festive period?
Wednesday December 19
Worst time to travel: 3pm - 6.30pm
Worst road for long delays: M25 clockwise from J20 to J28 from 3.30pm. Up to 80min delay
Thursday December 20Worst time to travel: 11.30am to 6.30pm
Worst road for long delays: M6 north J15 to J25 from 12.30pm. Up to 181min delay
Friday December 21
Worst time to travel: 11.30am to 6pm
Worst road for long delays: M40 south from M42 Warwickshire to J8A (Oxford). Up to 110min delay
Saturday December 22
Worst time to travel: 10.30am to 4pm
Worst road for long delays: M40 north from J8A (Oxford) to M42 Warwickshire. Up to 61min delay
Sunday December 23
Worst time to travel: 4pm to 6.30pm
Sunday December 24
Worst time to travel: 11am to 1pm
Worst road for long delays: M1 north J21 (Coventry/Leicester) to J26 (Nottingham/Ripley). Up to 22min delay