The RAC estimates that up to 32 million leisure trips will be taken by car over the May Day and Coronation Bank holidays.
This is significantly higher than the number of trips taken over the same period last year and is likely to lead to significant traffic congestion.
The RAC is advising drivers to plan their journeys carefully and to avoid travelling during peak times. They are also advising drivers to check the weather forecast and to pack for all eventualities.
The May Day bank holiday falls on Monday 2nd May, and the Coronation bank holiday falls on Monday 9th May. Both bank holidays are expected to be busy, with many people taking advantage of the extra days off to travel and spend time with family and friends.
The RAC is predicting that the busiest roads will be those leading to popular tourist destinations, such as the coast, the countryside and the Lake District. They are also predicting that there will be heavy traffic on major roads leading to and from cities.
Drivers are advised to plan their journeys carefully and to allow plenty of time for their trips. They are also advised to check the weather forecast and to pack for all eventualities.
The RAC is also advising drivers to be patient and to be aware of the dangers of driving in busy traffic conditions. They are also advising drivers to be aware of the risks of driving tired and to take breaks when they need them.
The RAC is urging drivers to take extra care over the May Day and Coronation bank holidays and to do everything they can to avoid being involved in a collision.