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Despite long journeys peaking over the next few weeks as schools have broken up – over half of drivers say they spend less than 10 minutes preparing for big trips. Many of these drivers say they don’t know what they would need to if they broke down… could we be heading for Breakdown Britain this summer? Department for Transport figures show August is the busiest month on British roads and Friday is the busiest day of the week for traffic.
More cars suffer a breakdown in August than any other month and Fridays are the most common day for cars to need rescuing, with the M1, M25 and M6 being the British roads with the highest numbers of breakdowns every year. It’s stressing drivers out too; Swinton’s research found a third (34%) say they worry about bad traffic, rising to 44% among young drivers aged 18 to 24.
Aston spoke to Rebecca Ashton from IAM (Institute for Advanced Motorists) RoadSmart, Gareth Tench from Swinton Insurance and Sarah Bryan from AXA to discuss why drivers are spending less time preparing for long trips and also giving advice when preparing for long driving trips.