Are you looking forward to hitting the highway in your car and having a summer adventure with your family in tow?
Many families are choosing to spend their summer family holiday in the UK this year because there are so many great cities to visit and so many attractions to see.
However with so much interest in the UK this year there are more motorists on the road and that’s bad news for those setting off on their staycation!
A recent survey by the MultiCar insurance provider Admiral found that one-in-seven motorists feel agitated about their upcoming trip. The respondents to the survey revealed the top five things that stress them out the most are traffic jams, other road users, getting lost, the sheer volume of traffic and kids in the car. But how can you lessen the impact of these on your summer trip away?
Dave Halliday, Admiral managing director, said:
“The key to minimising stress on your car journey this summer is effective planning. Plan your route thoroughly and allow more than enough time for the journey. Be strict about it. Make sure you leave at the time you planned to and remember to factor in potential traffic jams and breaks. Also, with most people leaving around the same time, why not set off a little earlier or later.”
Listen to the radio interview below to hear about some of the main findings from Admiral’s Great Summer Getaway survey:
The video below highlights some great pieces of advice for helping you organise your summer getaway. One of the easiest things to remember is to take your children’s favourite toys and plenty of snacks for the road. We all remember how long car journeys felt when we were young so avoid the moaning by keeping the kids entertained!
Have you had any disastrous summer getaway car journeys? If so tell us about them in the comments box so that our readers don’t make the same mistakes!